wish significato, wish definizione | dizionario inglese definizione

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wish  

  ( wishes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( wishing    present participle)   ( wished    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A wish is a desire or strong feeling that you want to have something or do something.  
oft with poss  
Clearly she had no wish for conversation..., She wanted to go everywhere in the world. She soon got her wish..., The decision was made against the wishes of the party leader.     
    death wish  
2       verb   If you wishto do something or to have it done for you, you want to do it or have it done.  
FORMAL   If you wish to go away for the weekend, our office will be delighted to make hotel reservations...      V to-inf  
We can dress as we wish now...      V  
There were the collaborators, who wished for a German victory.      V for n  
3       verb   If you wish something were true, you would like it to be true, even though you know that it is impossible or unlikely.  
no cont  
I wish I could do that...      V that  
The world is not always what we wish it to be.      V n to-inf  
4       verb   If you wish for something, you express the desire for that thing silently to yourself. In fairy stories, when a person wishes for something, the thing they wish for often happens by magic.  
We have all wished for men who are more considerate...      V for n  
      Wish is also a noun., n-count  
Blow out the candles and make a wish.     
5       verb   If you say that you would not wish a particular thing on someone, you mean that the thing is so unpleasant that you would not want them to be forced to experience it.  
no cont, with brd-neg  
It's a horrid experience and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.      V n on n  
6       verb   If you wish someone something such as luck or happiness, you express the hope that they will be lucky or happy.  
I wish you both a very good journey...      V n n  
Goodbye, Hanu. I wish you well.      V n adv  
7       n-plural   If you express your good wishes towards someone, you are politely expressing your friendly feelings towards them and your hope that they will be successful or happy.  
adj N     (politeness)    I found George's story very sad. Please give him my best wishes...     


death wish      , death-wish  
A death wish is a conscious or unconscious desire to die or be killed.      n-sing  
wish list        ( wish lists    plural  ) If you refer to someone's wish list, you mean all the things which they would like to happen or be given, although these things may be unlikely.  
INFORMAL      n-count   oft with poss  
...one special toy that tops the wish list of every child...     
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wish  


      vb  
1    aspire, covet, crave, desiderate, desire, hanker, hope, hunger, long, need, set one's heart on, sigh for, thirst, want, yearn  
2    bid, greet with  
3    ask, bid, command, desire, direct, instruct, order, require  
      n  
4    aspiration, desire, hankering, hope, hunger, inclination, intention, liking, longing, thirst, urge, want, whim, will, yearning  
5    bidding, command, desire, order, request, will  
  
Antonyms     
  
4    aversion, disinclination, dislike, distaste, loathing, reluctance, repulsion, revulsion  

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exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
v.
to quit someone from doing what they wish to do
I was constrained to tell a lie because there was no way to hide it.
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
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