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Definition 1: a person who performs voluntary work - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for volunteer in the sense of this definition

(volunteer is a kind of ...) a person who works at a specific occupation

"he is a good worker"

(... is a kind of volunteer ) a volunteer worker in a hospital

(... is a kind of volunteer ) a volunteer who records (usually by telephone) contributions pledged in a fund drive

(... is a kind of volunteer ) member of a vigilance committee

Definition 2: (military) a person who freely enlists for service - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for volunteer in the sense of this definition

(volunteer is a kind of ...) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

"two men stood sentry duty"

(volunteer belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: a native or resident of Tennessee - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for volunteer in the sense of this definition

(volunteer is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of the United States

Definition 4: tell voluntarily - [verb of communication]

Samples where volunteer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He volunteered the information

(volunteer is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(volunteer is a kind of ...) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

"I will work hard to improve my grades" "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

Samples where volunteer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She volunteered to drive the old lady home
  • I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it

Synonyms for volunteer in the sense of this definition

(volunteer is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 7: without payment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where volunteer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers
  • a volunteer fire department

Synonyms for volunteer in the sense of this definition

(volunteer is similar to ...) of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled

"man is a voluntary agent" "participation was voluntary" "voluntary manslaughter" "voluntary generosity in times of disaster" "voluntary social workers" "a voluntary confession"

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