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will1

will1

 
pronunciation:
wIl
parts of speech:
auxiliary verb, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: auxiliary verb
inflections: will, would
definition 1: used to indicate future time of a verb.
The banks will be closed tomorrow for the holiday.
definition 2: used to announce one's decision or intention to do something.
Don't move him! I will call an ambulance.I will take this scarf, please, and that one also.
definition 3: used to make a promise or give assurance.
I will write to you everyday!Don't worry. He will be all right.
definition 4: used to indicate willingness or inclination to do something (used with both animate and inanimate subjects).
You can ask him, but I don't think he will lend you the money.I've tried, but that window simply will not open.
definition 5: used to indicate what the speaker absolutely demands of another person (often pronounced with strong emphasis).
You WILL get the money you owe me by tomorrow or there will be trouble!
definition 6: used to make a confident prediction, although in reality the facts are not known.
That noise? Don't worry; that will just be our neighbor shooting off fireworks.You answer the phone, please. That will be your mother.
definition 7: used to indicate some behavior that is considered characteristic of someone or something (often pronounced with strong emphasis, especially when expressing disapproval).
He WILL spend all his money on expensive wine and fancy cars.
definition 8: used to indicate capability or capacity.
This car will do 120 miles per hour on the highway.This carton will hold twenty smaller boxes.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: willed, willing, wills
definition: to desire; wish.
Do what you will.Go riding, if you will, but please be careful.
synonyms:
desire, like, want, wish
similar words:
please