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will2

will2

pronunciation:
wIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at will
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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.
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
 
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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