English adjective: voluntary
|1.||voluntary of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled|
|Samples||Man is a voluntary agent.|
Participation was voluntary.
Voluntary generosity in times of disaster.
Voluntary social workers.
A voluntary confession.
|Similar||freewill, self-imposed, uncoerced, unforced, unpaid, volunteer, wilful, willful, willing|
|See also||conscious, intended, willing|
|Antonyms||involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary|
|2.||voluntary controlled by individual volition|
English noun: voluntary
|1.||voluntary (person) (military) a person who freely enlists for service|
|Synonyms||military volunteer, volunteer|
|Broader (hypernym)||man, military man, military personnel, serviceman|
|Domain category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|Antonyms||conscript, draftee, inductee|
|2.||voluntary (communication) composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance|