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Definition 1: the act of making a choice - [noun denoting act]

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

  • followed my father of my own volition

Synonyms for willing in the sense of this definition

(willing is a kind of ...) the act of choosing or selecting

"your choice of colors was unfortunate" "you can take your pick"

(... is a kind of willing ) an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out

"my intention changed once I saw her"

Definition 2: disposed or inclined toward - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a willing participant
  • willing helpers

(willing is similar to ...) not reluctant

(willing is similar to ...) with deliberate intention

"a volitional act"

(willing is similar to ...) mentally disposed

"he was ready to believe her"

(willing is similar to ...) eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

"glad to help"

(willing is similar to ...) having made preparations

"prepared to take risks"

(willing is similar to ...) having given consent

"consenting adults"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

(means also ...) (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency

"wasn't inclined to believe the excuse" "inclined to be moody"

(means also ...) inclined to comply

"children compliant with the parental will"

(... are attributes of willing) your usual mood

"he has a happy disposition"

Definition 3: not brought about by coercion or force - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the confession was uncoerced

Synonyms for willing in the sense of this definition

(willing 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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