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verb wish pronunciation in British English /wɪʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewishing
past tensewished
past participlewished
  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to want something, or to want to do something

    You may have a look around, if you wish.

    You can sit as close to the stage as you wish.

    wish to do something:

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss the matter.

  2. 3
    [transitive] used for saying that you hope that someone enjoys something or that something good happens to them
    wish someone a Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas etc:

    May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

    wish someone luck/happiness/success:

    I wish you every success.


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