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wish

Synonyms and Antonyms of wish

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.
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Synonym Discussion of wish

desire, wish, want, crave, covet mean to have a longing for. desire stresses the strength of feeling and often implies strong intention or aim.
    • desires to start a new life
wish sometimes implies a general or transient longing especially for the unattainable.
    • wishes for permanent world peace
want specifically suggests a felt need or lack.
    • wants to have a family
crave stresses the force of physical appetite or emotional need.
    • craves sweets
covet implies strong envious desire.
    • covets his rise to fame


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