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Another word for wish

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Noun
  1. A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

    See also:

    desire

Verb
  1. To have the desire or inclination to

      1. The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action:
      2. Diligent purposefulness; determination:
      3. Self-control; self-discipline:
      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. To give enjoyment, pleasure, or satisfaction to; make glad or contented.
      2. To be the will or desire of:
      3. To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable:
      1. To find pleasant or attractive; enjoy:
      2. To want to have:
      3. To prefer:
      1. To wish or long for; want:
      2. To want to have sex with (another person).
      3. To express a wish for; request.
      1. To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out:
      2. To prefer above others:
      3. To determine or decide:
  2. To have a strong longing for

      1. A fine-grained whetstone for giving a keen edge to a cutting tool.
      2. A tool with a rotating abrasive tip for enlarging holes to precise dimensions.
      3. To sharpen on a fine-grained whetstone.
      1. To have a strong, often sad longing:
      2. To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Pinus, having fascicles of needle-shaped leaves and producing woody seed-bearing cones. These trees are widely cultivated for ornament and shade and for their timber and resinous sap, which yields turpentine and pine tar.
      2. Any of various other coniferous trees, such as the Norfolk Island pine.
      3. The wood of any of these trees.
      1. To breathe rapidly in short gasps, as after exertion.
      2. To beat loudly or heavily; throb or pulsate.
      3. To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
      1. Extending or traveling a relatively great distance.
      2. Having relatively great height; tall.
      3. Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several:
      1. To have a strong, often restless desire.
      1. To wish or long for; want:
      2. To want to have sex with (another person).
      3. To express a wish for; request.
      1. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
      2. To wish for (something) longingly.
      3. To covet that which is another's.
      1. To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
      2. To feel sympathy or compassion:
      3. To yearn or long:
    See also:

    desire

Another word for wish

Noun
  1. Desire

    See also:

    desire

  2. An expression of desire

      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
      2. A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
      1. The state or feeling of being pleased or gratified.
      2. A source of enjoyment or delight:
      3. Amusement, diversion, or worldly enjoyment:
      1. A feeling of attraction or love; fondness:
      2. Preference or taste:
      1. The act or an instance of invoking, especially an appeal to a higher power for assistance.
      2. A prayer or other formula used in invoking, as at the opening of a religious service.
      3. The act of conjuring up a spirit by incantation.
      1. A reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship.
      2. The act of making a reverent petition to God, a god, or another object of worship:
      3. An act of communion with God, a god, or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving:
      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. The act of choosing; selection:
      2. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option:
      3. An alternative:
      1. The selecting of someone or something over another or others:
      2. The right or chance to make a choice:
      3. Someone or something so chosen or preferred:
      1. The action or fact of intending:
      2. An aim that guides action; an objective:
      3. Purpose with respect to marriage:
      1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible:
      2. To have confidence; trust.
      3. To desire and consider possible:
      1. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
      2. To ask (a person) to do something:
      3. An act of asking for something.
  3. The object of desire

      1. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
      2. Something promised.
      3. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation:
      1. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
      2. A daydream; a reverie.
      3. A state of abstraction; a trance:
      1. The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
      2. A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
      3. A play or shot that sends a ball or puck into or through the goal.
Verb
  1. To desire

      1. A feeling of discontent and resentment aroused by and in conjunction with desire for the possessions or qualities of another.
      2. The object of such feeling:
      3. Malevolence.
      1. To have an intense desire for.
      2. To beg earnestly for:
      3. To have an intense desire for something
      1. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
      2. To wish for (something) longingly.
      3. To covet that which is another's.
  2. To express a desire

      1. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
      2. Something required or wanted; a requisite:
      3. Necessity; obligation:
      1. (idiomatic) To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure. Be excited or eager to.
      1. To ask (someone) for something in an urgent or humble manner:
      2. To ask for (something) in an urgent or humble manner:
      3. To ask for (food or money, for instance) as a beggar.
      1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
      2. To petition persistently; importune:
      3. To commit the criminal offense of enticing or inciting (another) to commit an illegal act.
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. To call on (a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration:
      2. To appeal to or cite in support or justification.
      3. To call for earnestly; solicit:
      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. To choose or be in the habit of choosing as more desirable or as having more value:
      2. To give priority or precedence to (a creditor).
      3. To present (a charge) against a defendant before a court:
      1. To make an earnest request of (someone).
      2. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
      3. To deal with; treat.
      1. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
      2. To ask (a person) to do something:
      3. An act of asking for something.
      1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible:
      2. To have confidence; trust.
      3. To desire and consider possible:
    See also:

    require

  3. To bid

      1. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
      2. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
      3. To notify (someone) of something; inform:
      1. To give orders to; direct:
      2. To provide with knowledge; to train or inform:
      3. To serve as an instructor.
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general: