Synonyms of Wish: 6 Amazing ways to make a wish

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We figured out how to correctly talk about desires – sudden, irresistible and obsessive, as well as about aspirations, whims and passions. They told how a wish differs from a desire and what are the features of each of their many synonyms.

December is a great time to sort out your desires and share them with others. The English word a wish is well known to everyone, but it is not always enough. Today we will learn how to accurately describe our desires – from the most cherished ones that we make for the New Year, to quite feasible ones.

A wish

A wish means a wish that you can make on New Year’s Eve or on your birthday, as well as wishes – from congratulations on the holiday to the requirements that we place on services and services.

I saw a shooting star and made a wish . I saw a shooting star and made a wish .
Ellen is sending you her Birthday wishes . Ellen sends you happy birthday wishes .
Our clients expressed a wish to have another meeting as soon as possible. “Our clients have expressed a desire to have another meeting as soon as possible.

If you got what you wanted, use the phrase to get a wish (to achieve what you want). In case your desire was fulfilled by another person, the expression to fulfil a wish (to fulfill a desire / wish) will do. If you found a magic lamp and rubbed it, then the genie will offer to grant three wishes – to grant three wishes (allow someone’s wish to be fulfilled, agree to fulfill someone’s wish).

He didn’t want us to write the complaint and after all he got his wish . “He did not want us to file a complaint, and in the end he got his way.
Their parents helped them to fulfill their wish of living in the city centre. — Parents helped them fulfill their desire to live in the city center.
The fairy granted all her wishes . The fairy agreed to fulfill all her desires .

The verb to wish (wish) allows us to express desires that seem impossible. It can be used with a subordinate clause, as well as with the preposition for and a noun. The preposition is preserved even if the verb does not have a direct object.

She taught me more than I could wish for. She taught me more than I could ever dream of .
wish I could fly. – I would like to be able to fly.

In formal situations, it can also be used as a more literary synonym for the verb to want (to want):

We can do whatever you wish . – We can do whatever you want .

A desire

The word a desire suggests an uncontrollable desire to get something, craving for something. This is a universal word that can be used in any situation. A desire is used with an object – with the preposition for and a noun, and if without an object – with an infinitive with a particle to:

She has always had a desire for knowledge . She has always had a thirst for knowledge .
I felt a desire to travel around the world. — I felt the urge to travel around the world .

The word a desire has many synonyms with narrower meanings, here are the most common of them: a longing (strong desire, thirst, longing for something), a craving (passionate desire, craving for harmful or forbidden things), a yearning (strong desire, longing, an acute shortage of something), lust (lust, a strong desire to achieve power or wealth).

I was fed up with my routine and felt a longing for a change. “I was fed up with my monotonous life and yearned for a change.
I always have a craving for chocolate when I’m stressed. I always have an irresistible urge to eat chocolate when I’m nervous.

His yearning for justice contradicted his peaceful nature. His thirst for justice clashed with his peace-loving nature.
She was driven by the lust for power. She was driven by a lust for power.

If you want to talk about satisfying your desires and passions, use the verb to satisfy. It goes well with the word a desire, as well as with all its synonyms.

After all this time he was finally able to satisfy his desire for vengeance. “After all this time, he finally managed to satisfy his thirst for revenge.

An urge, an itch

If you want something in such a way that it already reduces your teeth, the words an urge (strong desire, impulse) and an itch (strong, irresistible desire) will come in handy.

The word an urge is quite neutral and suitable for any situation. It conveys not only the strength of desire, but also suddenness, often used with the adjective sudden (sudden). You can say to have an urge, to feel an urge, or to get an urge.

felt a sudden urge to tell him everything I know about the accident. “I suddenly felt an unbearable desire to tell him everything I knew about the accident.

If the desire was satisfied, we use the verb to satisfy:

He satisfied his urge to challenge himself by traveling to Haiti. He satisfied his desire to test himself by going to Haiti.

The basic meaning of an itch is “itch”, but in the context of desires, the word implies an irresistible thirst. To clarify what you want, they usually use the preposition for with a noun or gerund, less often – the particle to with the initial form of the verb:

had an itch for traveling during the lockdown. – During the lockdown, I really wanted to go on a trip .
She had an itch to leave the city immediately. She was terribly anxious to leave the city immediately

An appetite, a hunger

The words an appetite (appetite) and a hunger (hunger) have not only a literal gastronomic meaning, but are also used figuratively to describe desires.

An appetite describes a desire, an inclination, an appetite for something, as well as a need for something. The object of such a desire is expressed by a noun with the preposition for. The word an appetite does not imply strong desire, but can be used with the adjective insatiable (insatiable).

He’s always had an appetite for adventure . He has always been an adventurer .
She had an insatiable appetite for knowledge . She had an insatiable thirst for knowledge .

In the English-language press, you can come across the popular phrase to whet somebody’s appetite (inflame desire, stir up interest).

Small hints about the upcoming album are meant to whet their fans’ appetite . — Small hints about the forthcoming album should stir up the interest of their fans.

The word a hunger describes a strong desire or need that, like physical hunger, is difficult to control and ignore. Like an appetite, it is used with the preposition for.

His hunger for success made him lose a lot of friends. — The thirst for success cost him many friends.

Both an appetite and a hunger are combined with the verb to satisfy.

The triumphant campaign seemed to satisfy his political appetite . — The triumphal campaign seems to have satisfied his political appetite .
Having moved to Barcelona, ​​he finally managed to satisfy his hunger for new experiences. – By moving to Barcelona, ​​he finally satisfied his thirst for new experiences.

An ambition, an aspiration

Use the words an ambition (aspiration, goal) and an aspiration (aspiration, strong desire) to express strong, but at the same time rational and realistic desires.

An ambition is better suited to describe education and career goals. The word is used with to have (to have), and after itself requires the use of the verb in the initial form with the particle to:

I’ve had an ambition to become the best in my class since the beginning of the school year. – Since the beginning of the school year, I strive to become the best in the class.

An aspiration describes a strong desire to achieve something – this is a literary word, so it is rarely found in colloquial speech. In communication, carriers use the phrase to have an aspiration (to have an aspiration).

had a lot of inspirations when I started working for this company. — I wanted to achieve a lot when I started working in this company.

A synonym for the phrase to have an aspiration is a stable expression of hopes and aspirations (hopes and aspirations).

The changes in the economy make for some new hopes and aspirations among the people of the country. — Changes in the economy are causing new hopes and aspirations among the inhabitants of the country.

The noun an aspiration can be replaced with a single-root verb to aspire (strive).

aspire to achieve perfection in what I do. “I strive to achieve excellence in what I do.

If you have achieved what you want and want to share it, use the verbs to achieve (achieve), to fulfil (perform) and to realize (realize):

She has successfully fulfilled her political aspirations . — She successfully realized her political ambitions .
It took them two years, but they achieved their ambition and won the championship. It took them two years, but they fulfilled their ambition by winning the championship.

A whim, a caprice

Now let’s talk about unreasonable desires. To denote them in English there are the words a whim (whim, whim, whim) and the literary a caprice (whim, whim, eccentricity).

She had no career plans and her entering a prestigious university was just a whim . – She did not plan to build a career, and her admission to a prestigious university was only a whim .
Parents aspire to satisfy every caprice of their child. Parents strive to satisfy every whim of the child.

The suddenness of your desires and decisions can be described by the adverb on a whim (for no reason) and at whim (as you wish, as you please):

On a whim , Jim decided to buy an expensive bottle of wine. For no reason , Jim decided to buy an expensive bottle of wine.
You can’t change the rules of the competition at whim ! – You can’t change the rules of the competition as you please !

The verb to satisfy is used with both a whim and a caprice. You can also use the phrases to indulge a whim and to pander to a whim (to indulge a whim):

He loved his daughter and was ready to indulge her every whim . He loved his daughter and was ready to indulge her every whim .
She had to pander to the whims of her husband. She was forced to indulge her husband’s whims.

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