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volunteer

vol·un·teer

volunteer

 
 
pronunciation:
va ln tir
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who offers to work or help without pay.
One of the volunteer's duties at the hospital is to help visitors who are lost.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or having to do with a volunteer or volunteers.
She is a volunteer firefighter.
similar words:
voluntary
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: volunteered, volunteering, volunteers
definition: to offer for no pay.
He volunteered an hour a week at the museum.
similar words:
give, offer, present
Word Parts
The word volunteer contains the following parts:
vol Latin root that means wish, intention, will
-eer Latin noun-forming suffix that means one who does or is related to