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Noun
A desire or hope for something to happen
“There is agreement in the wish to overcome the current situation as anomalous.”
Noun
An expression of a desire, typically in the form of a request or instruction
“The ultimate decision in every case should be that of the woman who is pregnant, having taken the father's wishes on board if relevant.”
Verb
Feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen
“He wished for not a care in the world, a place where he could forget all his worries and simply relax.”
Verb
Want to do something
“I wish to record my gratitude and congratulations to all those involved.”
Verb
To desire
“It was always cold, and I used to stir risotto in there by myself and wish someone would come visit me.”
Verb
To greet as specified
“She calls after us to wish us a Shabbat Shalom and while we bless her with health, happiness and success, she wishes us the same.”
Verb
“… despite my protestations, the dreaded position of club secretary was wished on me.”
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