Expressing desire or wish.
- Expressing a wish or choice.
- Grammar Of, relating to, or being a mood of verbs in some languages, such as Greek, used to express a wish.
- Grammar Designating a statement using a verb in the subjunctive mood to indicate a wish or desire, as in Had I the means, I would do it.
- Grammar The optative mood.
- Grammar A verb or an expression in the optative mood.