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Dictionary definition for: Wish

1. (n) a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish" "he was above all wishing and desire"

2. (v) hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"

3. (n) 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. (v) prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?" "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

5. (n) (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone''s welfare; "give him my kind regards" "my best wishes"

6. (v) have in mind; "I will take the exam tomorrow"

7. (n) the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish" "they should respect the wishes of the people"

8. (v) make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"

9. (v) feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

10. (v) order politely; express a wish for

11. (v) invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening" "bid farewell"

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