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Noun wish has 4 senses
  1. wish, wishing, want - a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
    --1 is a kind of desire
    --1 has particulars: velleity
    Derived forms: verb wish2, verb wish5, verb wish1, verb wish4
  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"
    --2 is a kind of request, asking
    Derived forms: verb wish5, verb wish1, verb wish4
  3. regard, wish, compliments - (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
    --3 is a kind of greeting, salutation
    Derived form: verb wish7
  4. wish - the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"
    --4 is a kind of
    preference, druthers
Verb wish has 7 senses
  1. wish - hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"
    --1 is one way to
    desire, want
    Derived forms: noun wish1, noun wish2, noun wishing1
    Sample sentence:
    They wish him to write the letter
  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?"
    --2 is one way to desire, want
    Derived form: noun wish1
    Sample sentences:
    They wish him to write the letter
    They wish to move
  3. will, wish - have in mind; "I will take the exam tomorrow"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  4. wish - make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"
    --4 is one way to
    express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Derived forms: noun wish1, noun wish2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. wish, wish well - feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
    --5 is one way to desire, want
    Antonyms: begrudge, resent
    Derived forms: noun wish1, noun wish2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  6. wish - order politely; express a wish for
    --6 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. wish, bid - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
    --7 is one way to greet, recognize, recognise
    Derived form: noun wish3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
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