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English adjective: volunteer

1. volunteer without payment

SamplesThe soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers.
A volunteer fire department.



Antonymsinvoluntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary

English noun: volunteer

1. volunteer (person) (military) a person who freely enlists for service

Synonymsmilitary volunteer, voluntary

Broader (hypernym)man, military man, military personnel, serviceman

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

Antonymsconscript, draftee, inductee

2. volunteer (person) a person who performs voluntary work

Synonymsunpaid worker

Broader (hypernym)worker

Narrower (hyponym)candy striper, pledge taker, vigilance man, vigilante

3. Volunteer (person) a native or resident of Tennessee


Broader (hypernym)American

English verb: volunteer

1. volunteer (communication) tell voluntarily

SamplesHe volunteered the information.

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

Broader (hypernym)inform

2. volunteer (social) agree freely

SamplesShe volunteered to drive the old lady home.
I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it.

ExamplesThey volunteer to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. volunteer (social) do volunteer work

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)work

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