verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to force or impose (usually used in the negative): I wouldn't wish that awful job on my worst enemy.
- Also wish upon. to make a wish using some object as a magical talisman: to wish on a star.
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Origin of wish
synonym study for wish
OTHER WORDS FROM wishwisher, nounwishless, adjectivein·ter·wish, verb (used with object), nounoutwish, verb (used with object)
Words nearby wish
Example sentences from the Web for wish
Sending our love and best wishes to you both as you start your new life together.How to turn down a wedding invitation during the coronavirus pandemic|Brooke Henderson|August 23, 2020|Fortune
While there is a wish amongst leaders to protect their own people first, the response to this pandemic has to be collective.WHO chief warns the world: Don’t fall prey to COVID ‘vaccine nationalism’|Sy Mukherjee|August 19, 2020|Fortune
There’s a wish list from San Diego Council members of what they’d like to get done with that $62 million.The City Is Walking a Fine Line in Demanding Millions From Its Next Power Provider|MacKenzie Elmer|August 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
We get lots of encouraging comments from users whose wishes were included in our roadmap.How to turn your customer feedback into a driving force for your product|Maria Kazakova|June 18, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Now, it should be noted that meta robots tag might be ignored at any point, but mostly crawlers respect the wishes of the webmasters.
And yes, our values include tolerance of those who wish to make fun of religion.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I wish I was a young Carole King, working in the Brill Building.
At this point Marvin gives his Liberty Valance smile, the kind that makes you wish you could disintegrate in front of him.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, I wish that DuVernay had given us more about those who are less famous besides a scene where they all eat dinner together.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For all that we may wish it to be, “dating” simply is not the dominant romantic culture here.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And I could not speak a consoling word to her; Klaus did not wish it.A Sister's Love|W. Heimburg
I wish our job was finished and we were going the other way.Wyndham's Pal|Harold Bindloss
Why was he not strong in health and body like the people about him, and yet for whom did he wish to labor?Jack|Alphonse Daudet
He had obtained his passport, and had come to wish me good-bye.Valerie|Frederick Marryat
He had many questions to ask about them, in the course of which he expressed a wish that he might visit them.Oscar|Walter Aimwell
British Dictionary definitions for wish
Derived forms of wishwisher, nounwishless, adjective
Word Origin for wish
Idioms and Phrases with wish
In addition to the idiom beginning with wish
- wish on
- if wishes were horses