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wish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wish

  1. 1 to offer (something fake, useless, or inferior) as genuine, useful, or valuable <despite my protestations, the dreaded position of club secretary was wished on me> Synonyms fob off, palm, palm off, pass off, foistRelated Words entail, force, impose, inflict; counterfeit, fake, forge; distort, falsify, misrepresent

  2. 2 to see fit <you're free to sit wherever you wish> Synonyms like, please, want, will, chooseRelated Words ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), fancy, hanker (for), hunger (for), itch (for), long (for), lust (for or after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), yearn (for); decide, determine, resolve




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