make a wish


: to wish for something
Close your eyes and make a wish.

Examples of make a wish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the candles are blown out, make a wish that someone bakes one of these easy cakes when your birthday comes around. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 7 Sep. 2023 Visitors often leave a token on her grave to make a wish. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 6 July 2023 Defectors who’ve attended their concerts, where audiences are asked to close their eyes and make a wish, have written prayers for reunification. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 3 July 2023 Nisi De Swaan stopped halfway through her run Tuesday afternoon to make a wish. Dallas News, 28 Jan. 2021 Your one last chance to make a wish upon a shooting star in 2022 is approaching! Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2022 But Alexis wasn't there to blow out her candles and make a wish. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 17 Aug. 2022 In the absence of a cake, her parents stuck a candle in a mandarin orange and told her to make a wish. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 This Moon will also impact your hopes and dreams for the best, so go ahead and make a wish. Tarot Astrologers,, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Make a wish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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