[ US /ˈwɪʃ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪʃ/ ]
  1. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
  2. prefer or wish to do something
    Would you like to come along to the movies?
    Do you care to try this dish?
  3. make or express a wish
    I wish that Christmas were over
  4. invoke upon
    wish you a nice evening
    bid farewell
  5. order politely; express a wish for
  6. hope for; have a wish
    I wish I could go home now
  1. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    my best wishes
    give him my kind regards
  2. the particular preference that you have
    it was his last wish
    they should respect the wishes of the people
  3. 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
  4. a specific feeling of desire
    he got his wish
    he was above all wishing and desire
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How To Use wish In A Sentence

  • I wish people would bother to learn some history instead of regurgitating propaganda.
  • Both favour the no-frills approach, often eschewing swish restaurants to munch burgers together when they meet. Times, Sunday Times
  • Add a little freshly sliced green chilli or a hint of chilli powder if you wish. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Temple to the Hebrew God YHVH, built by King David, was destroyed and much of the Jewish population (Jew comes from the word Judah, one of the 12 tribes) were deported to Babylon, known to Jews as the Babylonian captivity. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • They've deliberately gone against my wishes and sold the apartment.
  • Ideas for friends to run a restaurant seem like wishful thinking but they may just work. The Sun
  • My best wishes for your success in the examination and look forward to hearing in due course that you have passed.
  • Word can say so little when someone cares so much. Mother,I'm wishing that these were a way to tell you the things that I'd so like to say How thankful I am and how very proud,too,to have a wonderful mother like you.
  • He may also wish to think about income protection and critical illness insurance. Times, Sunday Times
  • Many teachers wish to abolish the cane.
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