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Synonyms for (noun) wish


Definition: the particular preference that you have

Usage:it was his last wish; they should respect the wishes of the people

Similar words:druthers, preference

Definition: the right or chance to choose

Usage:given my druthers, I'd eat cake

Synonyms:wish, compliments, regard

Definition: (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

Usage:give him my kind regards; my best wishes

Similar words:salutation, greeting

Definition: (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

Synonyms:wish, indirect request

Definition: an expression of some desire or inclination

Usage:I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave; his crying was an indirect request for attention

Similar words:asking, request

Definition: the verbal act of requesting

Synonyms:wish, wishing, want

Definition: a specific feeling of desire

Usage:he got his wish; he was above all wishing and desire

Similar words:desire

Definition: the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Synonyms for (verb) wish

Synonyms:bid, wish

Definition: invoke upon

Usage:wish you a nice evening; bid farewell


Definition: order politely; express a wish for

Similar words:order

Definition: make a request for something

Usage:Order me some flowers; order a work stoppage


Definition: make or express a wish

Usage:I wish that Christmas were over


Definition: hope for; have a wish

Usage:I wish I could go home now

Similar words:desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage:I want to go home now; I want my own room

Synonyms:wish, wish well

Definition: feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

Similar words:desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage:I want to go home now; I want my own room

Synonyms:wish, like, care

Definition: prefer or wish to do something

Usage:Do you care to try this dish?; Would you like to come along to the movies?

Similar words:desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage:I want to go home now; I want my own room

Search synonyms for word wish at Usage: give him my kind regards; my best wishes. Similar words: salutation, greeting. Definition.


synonym for best wishes

Nearby words

wiseass, wisecrack, wiseman, wisenheimer, wisent, wish, wish fulfillment, wish fulfilment, wish list, wish on, wish-wash

Origin of wish

before 900; (v.) Middle Englishwisshen,Old Englishwȳscan; cognate with Germanwünschen,Old Norseæskja; akin to Old Englishwynn joy (see winsome), Latinvenus charm (see Venus); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

Related forms

wish·er, nounwish·less, adjectivein·ter·wish, verb (used with object), nounout·wish, verb (used with object)

Synonym study

1. Wish,desire,want indicate a longing for something. To wish is to feel an impulse toward attainment or possession of something; the strength of the feeling may be of greater or lesser intensity: I wish I could go home.Desire, a more formal word, suggests a strong wish: They desire a new regime.Want, usually colloquial in use, suggests a feeling of lack or need that imperatively demands fulfillment: People all over the world want peace. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wishes

  • Nancy, on the other hand, was incapable of communicating her wishes.

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  • Diane and Alicia keep make decisions either without him or that directly go against his wishes.

    The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • His violent, angry raps are the words he wishes he could say to people he wishes would listen.

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  • She wishes to have her parents meet her at the hospital at the same time, hoping that will reunite them.

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  • A must read for anyone who wishes to understand the zeitgeist of those early days.

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  • Sir Godfrey, too much commanding of slaves to your wishes has rendered you absurd of speech.

    Crown and Sceptre|George Manville Fenn

  • Wishes were spaniels; he had but a finger to raise, and they fawned at his feet.

    The Pace That Kills|Edgar Saltus

  • In short, her own wishes should operate very strongly against these regrets.

    Extracts from the Diary and Correspondence of the Late Amos Lawrence; with a brief account of some incidents of his life|Amos Lawrence

  • So after dinner Tante took entire possession of Katharine, but much against the botanists' wishes.

    Katharine Frensham|Beatrice Harraden

  • He had grown older, maturer, and wiser, and knew how to make men amenable to his wishes.

    History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz

British Dictionary definitions for wishes



(when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive; when intr, often foll by for) to want or desire (something, often that which cannot be or is not the case)I wish I lived in Italy; to wish for peace

(tr)to feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune ofI wish you well

(tr)to desire or prefer to be as specified

(tr)to greet as specified; bidhe wished us good afternoon

(tr)formalto order politelyI wish you to come at three o'clock


the act of wishing; the expression of some desire or mental inclinationto make a wish

something desired or wished forhe got his wish

(usually plural)expressed hopes or desire, esp for someone's welfare, health, etc

(often plural)formala polite order or request

See also wish on

Derived Forms

wisher, nounwishless, adjective

Word Origin for wish

Old English wӯscan; related to Old Norse öskja, German wünschen, Dutch wenschen

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Idioms and Phrases with wishes


In addition to the idiom beginning with wish

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verb (used with object)

to want; desire; long for (usually followed by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning.

to desire (a person or thing) to be (as specified): to wish the problem settled.

to entertain wishes, favorably or otherwise, for: to wish someone well; to wish someone ill.

to bid, as in greeting or leave-taking: to wish someone a good morning.

to request or charge: I wish him to come.

verb (used without object)

to desire; long; yearn (often followed by for): Mother says I may go if I wish. I wished for a book.

to make a wish: She wished more than she worked.


an act or instance of wishing.

a request or command: I was never forgiven for disregarding my father's wishes.

an expression of a wish, often one of a kindly or courteous nature: to send one's best wishes.

something wished or desired: He got his wish—a new car.

Verb Phrases

wish on,
  1. to force or impose (usually used in the negative): I wouldn't wish that awful job on my worst enemy.
  2. Also wish make a wish using some object as a magical talisman: to wish on a star.


longing, intention, aspiration, prayer, request, choice, will, yearning, preference, ambition, hope, inclination, envy, prefer, please, crave, yearn, choose, want, aspire

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Best wishes

synonym for best wishes

best/good/warmest etc wishes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbest/good/warmest etc wishesbest/good/warmest etc wishesused, especially in cards and letters, to say that you hope someone will be happy, successful, or healthybest/good/warmest etc wishes forBest wishes for a long and happy retirement!She asked me to pass on her good wishes to all her friends and colleagues.(With) best wishes (=used at the end of a letter before you sign your name)With best wishes, Celia. →wishExamples from the Corpusbest/good/warmest etc wishes• Meanwhile, may I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the coming year.• Spare me your shock and good wishes.• And while babies are on my mind, my best wishes to Patsy Kensit on the birth of her son.• My best wishes to Madame Zborowska and warmgreetings to you.• Our best wishes to his family and friends.• She hadn't deserved their kindness, their good wishes - she'd hardly been a booncompanion of late.• A formerminer, Joe was presented with a cheque together with good wishes for a long and happy retirement.• With best wishes for success and prosperity.

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You can say:

  • Wish you all the best!
  • Wish you the best of luck!
  • Good luck with that!
  • Best of luck!
  • I wish you luck!
  • Wishing you lots of luck!
  • Fingers crossed!
  • Break a leg!
  • Knock them dead!
  • Blow them away!
  • You’ll do great!
  • I hope everything will be all right.
  • I hope things will turn out fine.
  • I hope things will work out all right.

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