Synonyms of 'wish'
a desire, often for something impossible or improbableClearly she had no wish for his company.
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
She had a liking for good clothes.
He felt a longing for the familiar.
Kevin hasn't given up hope of being fit.
He had an urge to open a shop of his own.
His interest was just a passing fancy.
My ambition is to sail round the world.
Mike had a yen to try cycling.
He has a hunger for success that seems bottomless.
the needs and aspirations of our pupils
I had a sudden craving for a cheese sandwich.
It was his lust for glitz and glamour that was driving them apart.
He spoke of his yearning for another child.
She set out to follow her artistic inclinations.
an insatiable itch to switch from channel to channel
their ever-growing thirst for cash
Have you always had a hankering to be an actress?
something desired or wished forThe decision was made against the wishes of the party leader.
A few extra spaces have been made available by special request.
He has submitted himself to the will of God.
The company needs to respond to the wants of our customers.
Mr North had been arrested on the orders of the Spanish government.
He grew ever more fierce in his demands.
The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
the bidding of his backbenchers
to desire or prefer to be or do somethingWe can dress as we wish nowadays.
I will do as you wish.
She was required to take to the stage.
She asked me back to her house.
Williams ordered him to leave.
They have been directed to give special attention to poverty.
I dare say he did as he was bidden.
His Majesty desires me to make his wishes known to you.
He commanded his troops to attack.
They have instructed solicitors to sue for compensation.
to greet as specifiedHe wished me a good morning.
I bade her goodnight.
See wish for
The wish is father to the thoughtIf wishes were horses, beggars would ride
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in the sense of ambition
something so desiredMy ambition is to sail round the world.
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