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


See definition of will

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’

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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
bequest, bequests

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