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volunteer

vol·un·teer

volunteer

 
 
pronunciation:
va ln tir
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who offers to work or help without pay.
With the help of many volunteers, we were able to finish the project.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: volunteered, volunteering, volunteers
definition: to offer a thing or service freely and often for no pay.
They volunteered their time and efforts to helping other people.I was surprised when my son volunteered to take out the garbage.After high school, he volunteered for the army.
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