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Definition of Wish


  1. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
  2. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.
  3. To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate.
  4. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
  5. Desire; eager desire; longing.
  6. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.
  7. A thing desired; an object of desire.

Wish Quotations

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Michael Jordan
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Wish Translations

wish in Afrikaans is verlang, wil
wish in Dutch is verkiezen, begeren, trek hebben in
wish in Finnish is tahtoa, haluta
wish in Italian is voto
wish in Latin is votum, desiderium, cupio, voluntas
wish in Portuguese is desejar, querer, desejo, anseio
wish in Spanish is deseo, voluntad, desear, tener

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