V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. done of free will rather than forced; 2. intentional and deliberate, especially in law
Synonyms: willing, elective, unforced, noncompulsory, intentional, deliberate, premeditated
Antonyms: compulsory, forced, accidental
Tips: Something done on a voluntary basis, or done voluntarily, is done willingly. A volunteer is someone who offers to help others of his or her own volition (will) and without pay. The word volunteer is also a verb.
I do voluntary work at the Children's Hospital a few times a week. (elective, unforced)
The group's voluntary efforts helped feed hundreds of homeless people last year. (willing, elective)
It's a good idea to make a voluntary contribution to your company's 401K plan each month. (willing, noncompulsory)
The Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations rely heavily on volunteers, without whom the organizations would not exist. (one who helps others willingly and without pay) noun
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