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 for Wish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wish \Wish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wished; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wishing.] [OE. wischen, weschen, wuschen, AS. w?scan; akin
     to D. wenschen, G. w["u]nschen, Icel. [ae]eskja, Dan.
     ["o]nske, Sw. ["o]nska; from AS. w?sc a wish; akin to OD. &
     G. wunsch, OHG. wunsc, Icel. ?sk, Skr. v[=a]?ch[=a] a wish,
     v[=a]?ch to wish; also to Skr. van to like, to wish. ?. See
     Winsome, Win, v. t., and cf. Wistful.]
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     1. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
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              They cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished
              for the day.                          --Acts xxvii.
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              This is as good an argument as an antiquary could
              wish for.                             --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wish \Wish\, v. t.
     1. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or
        disposition toward.
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              I would not wish
              Any companion in the world but you.   --Shak.
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              I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper.
                                                    --3. John 2.
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     2. To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor
        of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in
        desire; to invoke; to imprecate.
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              I would not wish them to a fairer death. --Shak.
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              I wish it may not prove some ominous foretoken of
              misfortune to have met with such a miser as I am.
                                                    --Sir P.
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              Let them be driven backward, and put to shame, that
              wish me evil.                         --Ps. xl. 14.
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     3. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
        [Obs.] --Shak.
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              I would be glad to thrive, sir,
              And I was wished to your worship by a gentleman.
                                                    --B. Jonson.
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     Syn: See Desire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wish \Wish\, n.
     1. Desire; eager desire; longing.
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              Behold, I am according to thy wish in God a stead.
                                                    --Job xxxiii.
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     2. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation
        or imprecation.
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              Blistered be thy tongue for such a wish. --Shak.
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     3. A thing desired; an object of desire.
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              Will he, wise, let loose at once his ire . . .
              To give his enemies their wish!       --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was
           above all wishing and desire" [syn: wish, wishing,
      2: an expression of some desire or inclination; "I could tell
         that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was
         an indirect request for attention" [syn: wish, indirect
      3: (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's
         welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes" [syn:
         regard, wish, compliments]
      4: the particular preference that you have; "it was his last
         wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"
      v 1: hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"
      2: prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this
         dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?" [syn:
         wish, care, like]
      3: make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"
      4: feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or
         fortune of [syn: wish, wish well] [ant: begrudge,
      5: order politely; express a wish for
      6: invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell" [syn:
         wish, bid]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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