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Synonyms of wish in English:


  • 1 I wished for power
    desire, want, hope for, covet, dream of, long for, yearn for, crave, hunger for, lust after;
    aspire to, be desirous of, set one's heart on, seek, fancy, hanker after
    informal have a yen for, itch for
  • 2 they can do as they wish
    want, desire, feel inclined, feel like, care;
    choose, please, think fit
  • 3 I wish you to send them a message
    want, desire, require
  • 4 I wished him farewell
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  • 1 his wish to own a Mercedes
  • 2 her parents' wishes
    request, requirement, bidding, instruction, direction, demand, entreaty, order, command;
    want, desire;
    literary behest
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