wish (Verb)

 

feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen

he wished that he had practised the routines
we wished for peace

Subsenses (1)

express a hope that (someone) enjoys (happiness or success)

they wish her every success

 

want to do something

they wish to become involved

Subsenses (2)

want (something) to be done or happen

I wish it to be clearly understood

want (someone) to do or have something

Anne wishes me to visit her

 

hope that (someone) has to deal with someone or something undesirable

he wouldn't wish Arthur on anyone

wish (Noun)

 

a desire or hope for something to happen

the union has reiterated its wish for an agreement
her wish to be a mother

Subsenses (4)

an expression of a desire, typically in the form of a request or instruction

she must carry out her late father's wishes

an invocation or recitation of a hope or desire

he makes a wish

an expression of a hope for someone's success, happiness, or welfare

the Queen had sent her best wishes for a speedy recovery

a thing that is or has been wished for

the petitioners eventually got their wish

wish (Verb)

 

feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen

he wished that he had practised the routines
we wished for peace

Subsenses (1)

express a hope that (someone) enjoys (happiness or success)

they wish her every success

 

want to do something

they wish to become involved

Subsenses (2)

want (something) to be done or happen

I wish it to be clearly understood

want (someone) to do or have something

Anne wishes me to visit her

 

hope that (someone) has to deal with someone or something undesirable

he wouldn't wish Arthur on anyone

wish (Noun)

 

a desire or hope for something to happen

the union has reiterated its wish for an agreement
her wish to be a mother

Subsenses (4)

an expression of a desire, typically in the form of a request or instruction

she must carry out her late father's wishes

an invocation or recitation of a hope or desire

he makes a wish

an expression of a hope for someone's success, happiness, or welfare

the Queen had sent her best wishes for a speedy recovery

a thing that is or has been wished for

the petitioners eventually got their wish

wish (Verb)

 

feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen

he wished that he had practised the routines
we wished for peace

Subsenses (1)

express a hope that (someone) enjoys (happiness or success)

they wish her every success

 

want to do something

they wish to become involved

Subsenses (2)

want (something) to be done or happen

I wish it to be clearly understood

want (someone) to do or have something

Anne wishes me to visit her

 

hope that (someone) has to deal with someone or something undesirable

he wouldn't wish Arthur on anyone

wish (Noun)

 

a desire or hope for something to happen

the union has reiterated its wish for an agreement
her wish to be a mother

Subsenses (4)

an expression of a desire, typically in the form of a request or instruction

she must carry out her late father's wishes

an invocation or recitation of a hope or desire

he makes a wish

an expression of a hope for someone's success, happiness, or welfare

the Queen had sent her best wishes for a speedy recovery

a thing that is or has been wished for

the petitioners eventually got their wish