Definition of willingly in US English:



  • Readily; of one's own free will.

    ‘she went willingly’
    • ‘It's no easy task driving in Tokyo, but they do a really good job and willingly help others as well.’
    • ‘At least celebrity is something the rest of us might willingly concede we don't possess.’
    • ‘Others say his devotion to Korean farmers was so passionate that he would willingly have laid down his life for them.’
    • ‘Why anyone would willingly subject themselves to three hours of this sentimental rubbish is beyond me.’
    • ‘Each company had its business plan examined by a team of experts and advice was freely and willingly dispensed.’
    voluntarily, of one's own free will, of one's own accord, of one's own volition, by choice
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