Synonyms of wish


1. wish, wishing, want, desire

usage: a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"

2. wish, indirect request, request, asking

usage: an expression of some desire or inclination; "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was an indirect request for attention"

3. regard, wish, compliments, greeting, salutation

usage: (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"

4. wish, preference, druthers

usage: the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"


1. wish, desire, want

usage: hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"

2. wish, care, like, desire, want

usage: prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

3. wish, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to

usage: make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"

4. wish, wish well, desire, want

usage: feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

5. wish, order

usage: order politely; express a wish for

6. wish, bid, greet, recognize, recognise

usage: invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"

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Definition and meaning of wish (Dictionary)