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will2

will2

pronunciation:
wIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the power of the mind to choose a course of action or to make a decision.
My father has a strong will.
synonyms:
choice
similar words:
option
definition 2: the act or process of using this power.
A democracy is ruled by the will of the people.
similar words:
choice, intent
definition 3: desire; wish.
They took the child against her will.
similar words:
desire, disposition, fancy, inclination, mind, pleasure, preference, wish
definition 4: strength; desire; control.
A good athlete has the will to win.
synonyms:
determination, purpose, resolution, resolve, self-control
similar words:
backbone, firmness, grit, iron, pluck
definition 5: a legal statement that describes how one wishes to distribute his or her property after death.
When my grandfather died, he left me an accordion in his will.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: willed, willing, wills
definition 1: to decide upon.
He can succeed if he wills it.
synonyms:
choose
similar words:
decide, determine, resolve, settle
definition 2: to give by means of a legal will.
He willed the house to his children.
synonyms:
leave
similar words:
hand down
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