Definition of voluntarily in English:

voluntarily

adverb

  • Of one's own free will.

    ‘he voluntarily attended a police station’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the parent who voluntarily ran the scheme moved away and nobody has yet been found to take over.’
    • ‘He is perceived as a weak leader who, if he will not go voluntarily, must be forced from office.’
    • ‘He stayed away for 169 days, eventually returning voluntarily to give himself up.’
    • ‘We voluntarily made copies of the original letters freely available to the press.’
    • ‘One of the options is the wider use of toughened plastic glasses, which are already used by some pubs voluntarily.’

Pronunciation

voluntarily

/ˈvɒl(ə)ntrɪli/