Synonyms for Wish:


abracadabra, alchemy, black magic, curse, enchanted, enchantment, extrasensory perception, halloween, ESP, the black arts. command, injunction, invocation, liking, look for, lust after, pleasure, prayer, have your heart set on (doing) something. dream, pardon, promise, excuse me, I beg your pardon, I'm sorry, I'm afraid, I hate to say/admit, if only, I/we regret to inform/tell you that, my (humble/deepest/sincere etc.) apologies. enjoy, greeting, please, regards, gesundheit, a plague on someone, bless you, get well (soon), have a good/nice something, may someone rest in peace. ache, hone, pant, wish list, wants, the Holy Grail, all someone wants, man cannot live by bread alone, someone's heart's desire, the goods. appetence, yen. aim (noun)
desire, object, plan, scheme.
ambition (noun)
aim, dream, goal.
aspiration (noun)
craving, eagerness, passion.
behest (noun)
demand, injunction, solicitation.
choice (noun)
alternative, decision, determination, discretion, election, judgment, option, preference, selection, volition.
desire (noun)
acquisitiveness, amorousness, covetousness, craving, desire, eagerness, expectation, fondness, greed, hope, hunger, itch, longing, lust, need, passion, thirst, urge, yearning, Ardency.
feeling (noun)
want, wishing.
free will (noun)
hope (noun)
anticipation, aspiration, confidence, contemplation, faith, optimism, presumption, sureness.
intention (noun)
agenda, aim, ambition, approach, calculation, choice, consideration, endeavor, forecast, forethought, goal, idea, intention, object, plan, policy, procedure, proposal, prospectus, scenario, schedule, scheme, strategy, will.
request (noun)
appeal, bid, demand, entreaty, inquiry, invitation, petition, plea, probe, query, question, request, requisition, solicitation, summons.
wish (noun)
ambition, aspiration, bid, care, choice, compliments, disposition, hope, hunger, indirect request, intention, invocation, itch, like, liking, longing, pleasure, prayer, preference, regard, request, thirst, urge, want, will, wish well, wishing, yearning, yen.


aim (verb)
contemplate, endeavor, intend, mean, propose.
aspire (verb)
choose (verb)
adopt, choose, decide, determine, elect, espouse, fancy, favor, judge, like, pick, prefer, select.
desire (verb)
covet, crave, grasp, hanker, long, pine, welcome.
hope (verb)
anticipate, aspire, assume, await, believe, contemplate, presume, rely, trust, want, yearn, dream of.
intend (verb)
consider, expect, intend, mean, mind, propose, resolve.
request (verb)
inquire, invite, plead, seek, solicit, summon.
wish (verb)
aspire, choose, command, covet, crave, elect, expect, fancy, hanker, like, long, need, please, prefer, solicit, yearn.

Other synonyms:

appetence, look for, wish list, gesundheit. yen, the Holy Grail. ache, enjoy, greeting. pant, please. choose
dream of.
Other relevant words:
abracadabra, ache, alchemy, appetence, care, command, compliments, curse, disposition, dream, enchanted, enchantment, enjoy, greeting, halloween, hone, indirect request, injunction, invocation, liking, look for, lust after, pant, pardon, please, pleasure, prayer, promise, regard, wish well, wishing, yen, regards, wants, ESP, gesundheit.

Usage examples for wish

  1. Just what do you wish to know? – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  2. I know you wish him well, Clary. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  3. You do think she'll- she'll be everything he could wish – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter