- The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action: championed freedom of will against a doctrine of predetermination.
- The act of exercising the will.
- Diligent purposefulness; determination: an athlete with the will to win.
- Self-control; self-discipline: lacked the will to overcome the addiction.
- A desire, purpose, or determination, especially of one in authority: It is the sovereign's will that the prisoner be spared.
- Deliberate intention or wish: Let it be known that I took this course of action against my will.
- Free discretion; inclination or pleasure: wandered about, guided only by will.
- Bearing or attitude toward others; disposition: full of good will.
- A legal declaration of how a person wishes his or her possessions to be disposed of after death.
- A legally executed document containing this declaration.
- To decide on; choose.
- To yearn for; desire: "She makes you will your own destruction” ( George Bernard Shaw).
- To decree, dictate, or order.
- To resolve with a forceful will; determine.
- To induce or try to induce by sheer force of will: We willed the sun to come out.
- To grant in a legal will; bequeath.
- To exercise the will.
- To make a choice; choose.
- at will Just as or when one wishes.
- Used to indicate simple futurity: They will appear later.
- Used to indicate likelihood or certainty: You will regret this.
- Used to indicate willingness: Will you help me with this package?
- Used to indicate requirement or command: You will report to me afterward.
- Used to indicate intention: I will too if I feel like it.
- Used to indicate customary or habitual action: People will talk.
- Used to indicate capacity or ability: This metal will not crack under heavy pressure.
- Used to indicate probability or expectation: That will be the messenger ringing.
- To wish; desire: Do what you will. Sit here if you will. See Usage Note at shall.
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