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Definition 1: the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt

Synonyms for will in the sense of this definition

(will is a kind of ...) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

(... is a kind of will ) volition in its weakest form

Definition 2: a fixed and persistent intent or purpose - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • where there's a will there's a way

(will is a kind of ...) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"

Definition 3: a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for will in the sense of this definition

(will is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of will ) the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

(... is a kind of will ) the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

(... is a kind of will ) a will disposing of real property

(will is a part of ...) a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will

(will belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: determine by choice - [verb of cognition]

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

  • This action was willed and intended

(will is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

Definition 5: decree or ordain - [verb of communication]

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

  • God wills our existence

(will is a kind of ...) issue an order

Definition 6: leave or give by will after one's death - [verb of possession]

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

  • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
  • My grandfather left me his entire estate

Synonyms for will in the sense of this definition

(will is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(... is a kind of will ) give by will, especially real property

(... is a kind of will ) give to or transfer possession of

"She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law"

(... is a kind of will ) show appreciation to

"He remembered her in his will"

(... is a kind of will ) limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs

(will has a similar meaning as ...) be survived by after one's death

"He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

(will has a similar meaning as ...) transmit (knowledge or skills)

"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here" "impart a new skill to the students"

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