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English noun: will

1. will (cognition) the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

SamplesThe exercise of their volition we construe as revolt.


Broader (hypernym)faculty, mental faculty, module

Narrower (hyponym)velleity

2. will (cognition) a fixed and persistent intent or purpose

SamplesWhere there's a will there's a way.

Broader (hypernym)aim, design, intent, intention, purpose

3. will (communication) a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die


Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)devise, New Testament, Old Testament

Part holonymcodicil

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: will

1. will (communication) decree or ordain

SamplesGod wills our existence.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)ordain

2. will (cognition) determine by choice

SamplesThis action was willed and intended.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind

3. will (possession) leave or give by will after one's death

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

ExamplesThey will the money to them , They will them the money

Synonymsbequeath, leave

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present

Narrower (hyponym)devise, entail, fee-tail, pass on, remember

Verb groupgive, impart, leave, leave, leave behind, pass on

Antonymsdisinherit, disown

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