Synonyms of will in English

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will1


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verb

1‘accidents will happen’

SYNONYMS

have a tendency to, are bound to, have a habit of, do


Synonyms of will in English

: will1will2

will2


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noun

1‘she has the will to succeed’

SYNONYMS

determination, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, will power, strength of character, resolution, resolve, resoluteness, purposefulness, single-mindedness, drive, commitment, dedication, doggedness, tenacity, tenaciousness, staying power, backbone, spine

self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline, self-mastery

volition

Sitzfleisch

informal stickability

North American informal stick-to-it-iveness

rare perseveration

2‘Jane had not wanted them to stay against their will’

SYNONYMS

desire, wish, preference, inclination, mind, disposition

intention, intent

3‘they believed it to be God's will’

SYNONYMS

wish, desire, decision, choice, intention

decree, ordinance, command, dictate

4‘freedom of the will’

SYNONYMS

volition, choice, option, decision, discretion, prerogative

5‘his late father's will’

SYNONYMS

testament, last will and testament, last wishes


verb

1‘do what you will—it makes no difference to me’

SYNONYMS

want, wish, desire, please, see fit, think fit, think best, like, feel like

choose, prefer

2‘God willed it’

SYNONYMS

decree, order, ordain, command, direct

intend, wish, want

3‘she willed the money to her husband’

SYNONYMS

bequeath, leave, give, hand down, hand on, pass on, settle on, make over, transfer, gift

devise


Phrases

    at will

      ‘he seemed to think he could walk in and out of my life at will’

      SYNONYMS

      as one pleases, as one wishes, as one thinks fit, to suit oneself, at one's pleasure, at one's discretion, at one's inclination, at whim