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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.


Synonymsvolition


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


Synonymstestament


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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