English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wish /wi /Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- lòng mong muốn, lòng ao ước; lòng thèm muốn
- to express a wish: tỏ lòng mong ước
- to have a great wish to: ước ao được
- ý muốn; lệnh
- in obedience to your wishes: theo lệnh của ông
- điều mong ước, nguyện vọng
- to have one's wish: ước gì được nấy
- (số nhiều) lời chúc
- with best wishes: với những lời chúc mừng tốt đẹp nhất
- ngoại động từ
- muốn, mong, hy vọng
- I wish to say: tôi muốn nói
- it is to be wished that...: mong rằng...
- to wish someone well: chúc cho ai gặp điều tốt lành
- to wish happiness to: chúc hạnh phúc cho
- nội động từ
- mong ước, ước ao; thèm muốn
- to wish something upon somebody
- (thông tục) gán cho ai cái gì
+a specific feeling of desire
+an expression of some desire or inclination
+(usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
+the particular preference that you have
+hope for; have a wish
+prefer or wish to do something
+have in mind
+make or express a wish
+feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
+order politely; express a wish for
Advanced English Dictionary
1 desire, want; yearn, crave, long, hope, hanker, have a mind, (have a) fancy, choose, care:
I wish you'd go now. If you had Aladdin's lamp, what would you wish for?
2 require, request, demand, order, specify:
Did you wish lemon or milk in your tea?
3 foist or force or thrust or impose upon, Colloq fob off on or upon, palm off on:
The job of treasurer was wished on me when Jock left.
4 desire, request, whim, want, craving, longing, hankering:
Your every wish is my command.
5 desire, longing, craving, need, yearning, hankering, passion, keenness, thirst, appetite, hunger, whim, urge, liking, fondness, fancy, preference, predisposition, disposition, inclination, Colloq yen, Slang itch:
She expressed a wish for nightingale tongues, truffles, and champagne.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 (not usually used in the present progressive tense) to want sth to happen or to be true even though it is unlikely or impossible: [V (that)] I wish I were taller. + (BrE also) I wish I was taller. + I wish I hadn't eaten so much. + 'Where is he now?' 'I only wish I knew!' + I wish you wouldn't leave your clothes all over the floor. + She really wished she'd stayed on at college. + He sat by the phone, wishing it would ring.
Help Note: 'That' is nearly always left out, especially in speech. [VN-ADJ] He's dead and it's no use wishing him alive again. + [VN +adv./prep.] She wished herself a million miles away.
2 (especially BrE, formal) to want to do sth; to want sth to happen: [V] You may stay until morning, if you wish. + 'I'd rather not talk now.' '(Just) as you wish.' + [V to inf] This course is designed for people wishing to update their computer skills. + I wish to speak to the manager. + I don't wish (= I don't mean) to be rude, but could you be a little quieter? + [VNN] She could not believe that he wished her harm. + [VN to inf] He was not sure whether he wished her to stay or go.
3 [V] ~ (for sth) to think very hard that you want sth, especially sth that can only be achieved by good luck or magic: She shut her eyes and wished for him to get better. + If you wish really hard, maybe you'll get what you want. + It's no use wishing for the impossible. + He has everything he could possibly wish for.
4 to say that you hope that sb will be happy, lucky, etc: [VNN] I wished her a happy birthday. + Wish me luck! + [VN] We wish them both well in their retirement.
Idioms: I wish! (spoken) used to say that sth is impossible or very unlikely, although you wish it were possible
Synonym: IF ONLY
'You'll have finished by tomorrow.' 'I wish!'
Phrasal Verbs: wish sth away to try to get rid of sth by wishing it did not exist
wish sb/sth on sb (informal) (used in negative sentences) to want sb to have sth unpleasant: I wouldn't wish something like that on my worst enemy. + It's not a job I'd wish on anybody.
1 [C] ~ (to do sth)
~ (for sth) a desire or a feeling that you want to do sth or have sth: She expressed a wish to be alone. + He had no wish to start a fight. + I can understand her wish for secrecy. + His dearest wish (= what he wants most of all) is to see his grandchildren again. + It was her dying wish that I should have it.
2 [C] a thing that you want to have or to happen: to carry out sb's wishes + I'm sure that you will get your wish. + She married against her parents' wishes.
See also - DEATH WISH
3 [C] an attempt to make sth happen by thinking hard about it, especially in stories when it often happens by magic: Throw some money in the fountain and make a wish. + The genie granted him three wishes. + The prince's wish came true.
4 (wishes) [pl.] ~ (for sth) used especially in a letter or card to say that you hope that sb will be happy, well or successful: We all send our best wishes for the future. + Give my good wishes to the family. + With best wishes (= for example, at the end of a letter)
Idioms: your wish is my command (humorous) used to say that you are ready to do whatever sb asks you to do
See also - DEATH WISH
After the verb wish in sense 1, a past tense is always used in a that clause: Do you wish you had a better job? In more formal English, especially in AmE, many people use were after I, he, she, it instead of was:
I wish he were here tonight.
1 feeling that you want sth
dearest, deepest, fervent, greatest, strong | conscious, unconscious | secret | dying, last
He was denied his dying wish to be reconciled with his son.
Freud's theory of the death wish
| personal | parental
the child's detention against parental wishes
VERB + WISH
have | express, make known
She has expressed a wish to visit the Houses of Parliament.
She fulfilled her deepest wish when she flew solo for the first time.
She's always wanted to be an actress, and I'm sure she'll get her wish.
| grant sb | be responsive to, consider, honour, respect, take into account
It is vital for schools to respect the wishes of parents.
| carry out, comply with, implement, meet
We need to update our equipment if we are to meet customers' wishes.
She flew into a rage if the staff didn't obey her wishes.
| deny sb | disregard, flout, go against, ignore, override, ride roughshod over
The committee rode roughshod over the wishes of union members.
The change to the constitution reflects the wishes of the people who voted in the referendum.
WISH + NOUN
fulfilment | list
Draw up a wish list, defining the requirements for your ideal home.
against sb's ~s
Her father will not speak to her, because she married against his wishes.
| in sb's ~
In his wish to be as helpful as possible, he was forever asking her what she wanted.
| in accordance with sb's ~s
In accordance with his wishes, his ashes were scattered at sea.
| ~ for
a wish for peace
2 saying secretly to yourself what you want to happen
VERB + WISH
When you see a black cat, you have to make a wish.
| be allowed, get
If you're the one who finds the hidden box, you get a wish.
The good fairy granted her three wishes.
WISH + VERB
Lo and behold, on Christmas Day their wishes came true.
3 (usually wishes) hope that sb will be happy
Give my best wishes to Alison.
VERB + WISH
give sb, send (sb)
with ~ (at the end of a letter)
With best wishes for a happy birthday.
| ~ for
Every good wish for your future happiness together.
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