wish

wish
[[t]wɪʃ[/t]]
v. t.
1) to want; desire; long for (usu. fol. by an infinitive or a clause):
I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning[/ex]
2) to desire (a person or thing) to be (as specified):
to wish the matter settled[/ex]
3) to entertain hopes or desires regarding the fortunes of:
to wish someone well[/ex]
4) to bid, as in greeting or leave-taking:
to wish someone a good morning[/ex]
5) to request or charge:
I wish him to come[/ex]
6) to desire; long; yearn (often fol. by for):
to wish for a friend[/ex]
7) to make a wish
8) phv wish on
a) Also, wish off on. to pass or desire to pass (something undesirable) to another (often used in the negative):
I wouldn't wish this weather on my worst enemy[/ex]
b) Also, wish upon. to use as a magical charm while making a wish
9) an act or instance of wishing
10) a request or command:
to disregard someone's wishes[/ex]
11) an expression of a hope or desire toward another, often one of a kindly or courteous nature:
to send one's best wishes[/ex]
12) something wished or desired:
to get one's wish[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; (v.) ME; OE wȳscan, c. OHG wunsken, ON æskja; akin to won II, wynn, L venus charm (see Venus) wish′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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