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will2

 
pronunciation:
wIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at will
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the power of the mind to choose one's own courses of action or decide one's emotions.
She was a woman with a strong will who never reversed her decisions.He assured the patient that one does not give up one's will even when hypnotized.
synonyms:
choice, free will, volition
similar words:
animus, discretion, option, self-determination, velleity
definition 2: the act or process of exercising this faculty.
A democracy is ruled by the will of the people.
synonyms:
option, volition
similar words:
animus, choice, intent
definition 3: a decision made or wish expressed by someone in a position of authority.
It is the chairman's will that the meeting be held today.
synonyms:
decision
similar words:
behest, bidding, command, desire, directive, discretion, disposition, intent, intention, say-so, wish, word
definition 4: desire; wish.
They took the child against her will.
similar words:
desire, disposition, fancy, inclination, mind, pleasure, preference, velleity, wish
definition 5: self-control; determination.
He won't get the medal if he doesn't have the will to win.
synonyms:
decision, determination, purpose, resolution, resolve, self-command, self-control, will power
similar words:
backbone, firmness, grit, iron, mettle, moxie, pluck, self-discipline, spunk
definition 6: disposition or attitude toward others.
The villagers showed good will toward the newcomers.There has always been ill will between those two families.
synonyms:
attitude, disposition, humor, nature
similar words:
feeling
definition 7: in law, a declaration indicating how one wishes to dispose of his or her property after death.
Unfortunately, he died before making a will.She decided it was time to draw up her will.The will was read shortly after the funeral.His grandfather left him several thousand dollars in his will.
synonyms:
testament
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: willed, willing, wills
definition 1: to decide upon.
He can succeed if he wills it.
synonyms:
choose
similar words:
decide, determine, purpose, resolve, settle
definition 2: to desire.
I have always willed your happiness.
synonyms:
wish
similar words:
desire, want
definition 3: to influence or determine through the force of will.
Such was his power that he could will them to obey.If only we could will the rain to stop!
similar words:
influence, wish
definition 4: to decree; order; require.
The court wills you to attend.
synonyms:
command, decree, ordain, order, require
similar words:
dictate, direct, enjoin, oblige, prescribe
definition 5: to bequeath (one's property) by means of a legal will.
His mother willed him the house.
synonyms:
bequeath, devise, leave
similar words:
hand down
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to express or exercise one's will.
definition 2: to determine; decide.
synonyms:
choose, decide, determine, resolve
similar words:
settle
phrase: at will
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