Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wish

4 senses of wish

Sense 1
wish, wishing, want -- (a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire")
       => desire -- (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Sense 2
wish, indirect request -- (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")
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Sense 3
regard, wish, compliments -- ((usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes")
       => greeting, salutation -- ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

Sense 4
wish -- (the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people")
       => preference, druthers -- (the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake")

Antonyms of verb wish

1 of 6 senses of wish

Sense 4
wish, wish well -- (feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of)
       Antonym of begrudge (Sense 2)
      => begrudge, resent -- (wish ill or allow unwillingly)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wish

6 senses of wish

Sense 1
wish -- (hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now")
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 2
wish, care, like -- (prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?")
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 3
wish -- (make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 4
wish, wish well -- (feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of)
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 5
wish -- (order politely; express a wish for)
       => order -- (make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage")

Sense 6
wish, bid -- (invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell")
       => greet, recognize, recognise -- (express greetings upon meeting someone)

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