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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

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. - John Henry Newman
Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
John Henry Newman

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

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Marilyn Monroe

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

Be as you wish to seem. - Socrates
Be as you wish to seem.
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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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