Synonyms of wish in English:

wish


See definition of wish

verb

1‘I have never wished for power’

SYNONYMS

desire, want, hope for, long for, yearn for, crave, hunger for, thirst for, lust after, covet, sigh for, pine for, dream of

aspire to, set one's heart on, have as one's aim, have as one's goal, seek, be bent on

informal fancy, hanker after, have a yen for, itch for

archaic be desirous of

rare desiderate

2‘if you wish to leave a message, please speak after the tone’

SYNONYMS

want, desire, have an inclination, be inclined, feel inclined, feel like, care

choose, please, think fit

3‘I wish you to send them a message’

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want, desire, require

4‘I wished him farewell’

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bid


noun

1‘he had never expressed a wish to own a Mercedes’

SYNONYMS

desire, longing, hope, yearning, inclination, urge, whim, craving, hunger, thirst, lust

aspiration, aim, ambition, dream

informal fancy, hankering, yen, itch

2‘she was unwilling to go against her parents' wishes’

SYNONYMS

request, requirement, bidding, instruction, direction, demand, order, command

want, desire

will

literary behest