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Synonyms of hope in English:


  • 1 I had high hopes
    aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, goal, plan, design;
    dream, daydream, pipe dream
  • 2 a life filled with hope
    hopefulness, optimism, expectation, expectancy;
    confidence, faith, trust, belief, conviction, assurance;
    promise, possibility
    [Antonyms] pessimism
  • 3 have we any hope of winning?
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  • 1 he's hoping for a medal
    expect, anticipate, look for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on, want;
    wish for, long for, dream of
  • 2 we're hoping to address the issue
    aim, intend, be looking, have the intention, have in mind, plan, aspire
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