Wish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word wish
Brit.  |wɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word wish

noun

- a specific feeling of desire(syn: want, wishing)
- an expression of some desire or inclination
- (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare(syn: compliments, regard)
- the particular preference that you have

verb

- hope for; have a wish
- prefer or wish to do something (syn: care, like)
- make or express a wish
- feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
- order politely; express a wish for
- invoke upon(syn: bid)

Examples

You may use the telephone, if you wish.

She wished them a happy New Year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas.

He has a wish to be reunited with his son.

The genie will grant you three wishes.

Send her my good wishes.

I wish it to be done.

I wish you to understand.

We were wishing for cool weather.

We can dress as we wish now.

He wishes well.

I wish you joy.

I wish you both a very good journey.

They wished us good luck.

We had Peter's son wished on us for the weekend.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: wish
he/she/it: wishes
present participle: wishing
past tense: wished
past participle: wished
noun
singular: wish
plural: wishes
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