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Overview of noun wish

The noun wish has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (6) wish, wishing, want

(a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire")

2. (2) wish, indirect request

(an expression of some desire or inclination; "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was an indirect request for attention")

3. regard, wish, compliments

((usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes")

4. wish

(the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people")


Overview of verb wish

The verb wish has 6 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (48) wish

(hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now")

2. (31) wish, care, like

(prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?")

3. (12) wish

(make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over")

4. (5) wish, wish well

(feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of)

5. (2) wish

(order politely; express a wish for)

6. (2) wish, bid

(invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell")

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