voluntary voluntary (vŏlʹən-tĕrē) adjective1. Arising from or acting on one"s own free will. 2. Acting, serving, or done willingly and without constraint or expectation of reward: a voluntary hostage; voluntary community work. 3. Normally controlled by or subject khổng lồ individual volition: Respiration is voluntary. 4. Capable of making choices; having the faculty of will. 5. Supported by contributions or charitable donations rather than by government appropriations: voluntary hospitals. 6. Law. A. Without legal obligation or consideration: a voluntary conveyance of property. B. Done deliberately; intentional: voluntary manslaughter.nounplural voluntaries1. Music. A. A short piece of music, often improvised on a solo instrument, played as an introduction to lớn a larger work. B. A piece for solo organ, often improvised, played before, during, or after a religious service.2. A volunteer. voluntarʹily (-târʹə-lē) adverb volʹuntariness nounSynonyms: voluntary, intentional, deliberate, willful, willing. These adjectives mean being or resulting from one"s own không tính tiền will. Voluntary implies the operation of unforced choice: "Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal" (Samuel Johnson). Intentional applies to something undertaken to further a plan or realize an aim: "In whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter lớn help the sick, và I will abstain from all intentional wrongdoing & harm" (Hippocratic Oath). Deliberate stresses premeditation & full awareness of the character and consequences of one"s acts: "In life courtesy & self-possession, & in the arts style, are the sensible impressions of the miễn phí mind, for both arise out of a deliberate shaping of all things" (William Butler Yeats). Willful implies deliberate, headstrong persistence in a self-determined course of action: a willful waste of time. Willing suggests ready or cheerful acquiescence in the proposals or requirements of another: "The first requisite of a good citizen . . . Is that he shall be able & willing khổng lồ pull his weight" (Theodore Roosevelt).

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voluntaryvoluntary(adj) unpaid, charitable, volunteerantonym: professionalintended, intentional, controlled, deliberate, chosen, with intentantonym: involuntary