Definition of voluntarily in English:



  • Of one's own free will.

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