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English adjective: volunteer

1. volunteer without payment


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


Synonymsunpaid


Similarvoluntary


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


SynonymsTennessean


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


Synonymsoffer


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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