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vol·un·tar·y

 (vŏl′ən-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Done or undertaken of one's own free will: a voluntary decision to leave the job.
2. Acting or done willingly and without constraint or expectation of reward: a voluntary hostage; voluntary community work.
3. Normally controlled by or subject to individual volition: voluntary muscle contractions.
4. Capable of making choices; having the faculty of will: "This law of happiness ... resides in the exercise of the active capacities of a voluntary agent" (John Dewey).
5. Supported by contributions or charitable donations rather than by government appropriations: voluntary hospitals.
6. Law
a. Without legal obligation or consideration: a voluntary conveyance of property.
b. Done intentionally but without premeditation or deliberation, as when under the influence of an intense emotional reaction: voluntary manslaughter.
n. pl. vol·un·tar·ies
1. Music
a. A short piece of music, often improvised on a solo instrument, played as an introduction to a larger work.
b. A piece for solo organ, often improvised, played before, during, or after a religious service.
2. A volunteer.

[Middle English, from Latin voluntārius, from voluntās, choice, from velle, vol-, to wish; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vol′un·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
vol′un·tar′i·ness n.
Synonyms: voluntary, intentional, deliberate, willful, willing
These adjectives mean being or resulting from one's own free will. Voluntary implies the operation of unforced choice: "Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal" (Samuel Johnson).
Intentional applies to something undertaken to further a plan or realize an aim: "I will abstain from all intentional wrongdoing and harm" (Hippocratic Oath).
Deliberate stresses premeditation and full awareness of the character and consequences of one's acts: taking deliberate and decisive action. Willful implies deliberate, headstrong persistence in a self-determined course of action: a willful waste of time. Willing suggests ready or cheerful acquiescence in the proposals or requirements of another: "The first requisite of a good citizen ... is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight" (Theodore Roosevelt).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.voluntarily - out of your own free will; "he voluntarily submitted to the fingerprinting"
involuntarily - against your will; "he was involuntarily held against his will"

voluntarily

adverb willingly, freely, by choice, without being asked, without prompting, lief (rare), on your own initiative, of your own free will, off your own bat, of your own accord, of your own volition I would never leave this country voluntarily.

voluntarily

adverb
Of one's own free will:
Idioms: of one's own accord, on one's own volition.
Translations
طَوْعاًطَوْعِيّا، تَطَوُّعِيَّا
dobrovolně
frivilligt
vapaaehtoisesti
dobrovoljno
önkéntesen
viljandi; af fúsum og frjálsum vilja
自発的に
자발적으로
dobrovoľne
prostovoljno
frivilligt
อย่างสมัครใจ
tình nguyện

voluntarily

[ˈvɒləntərɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= freely) → voluntariamente, por voluntad propia
2. (= for no payment) [work] → como voluntario

voluntarily

[ˈvɒləntərɪli] adv
(= willingly) [leave] → volontairement
(= unpaid) [work] → bénévolement

voluntarily

advfreiwillig, von sich aus; (= unpaid) workehrenamtlich

voluntarily

[ˈvɒləntrɪlɪ] advspontaneamente, volontariamente

voluntary

(ˈvoləntəri) , ((American) volənˈteri) adjective
1. done, given etc by choice, not by accident or because of being forced (often without pay). Their action was completely voluntary – nobody asked them to do that.
2. run, financed etc by such actions, contributions etc. He does a lot of work for a voluntary organization.
voluntarily (ˈvoləntərəli (American) volənˈterili) adverb

voluntarily

طَوْعاً dobrovolně frivilligt freiwillig εκουσίως voluntariamente vapaaehtoisesti volontairement dobrovoljno volontariamente 自発的に 자발적으로 vrijwillig frivillig dobrowolnie voluntariamente добровольно frivilligt อย่างสมัครใจ gönüllü olarak tình nguyện 自愿地
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I saw no signs of extreme age among them, nor is there any appreciable difference in their appearance from the age of maturity, about forty, until, at about the age of one thousand years, they go voluntarily upon their last strange pilgrimage down the river Iss, which leads no living Martian knows whither and from whose bosom no Martian has ever returned, or would be allowed to live did he return after once embarking upon its cold, dark waters.
Now these differ from each other; for some possess only kingly power regulated by law, and rule those who voluntarily submit to their government; others rule despotically according to their own will.
The only difference was that the Russian army moved voluntarily, with no such threat of destruction as hung over the French, and that the sick Frenchmen were left behind in enemy hands while the sick Russians left behind were among their own people.
Beginning in Boston, they were continued in a Boston suburb, on the shores of Lake George, in a Western New York health resort, in Buffalo, in Nahant; once, twice, and thrice in New York, with reversions to Boston, and summer excursions to the hills and waters of New England, until it seemed that their author had at last said his say, and he voluntarily lapsed into silence with the applause of friends and enemies alike.
By agreement, the conversation in Roxy's presence was all about the man's "up-country" farm, and how pleasant a place it was, and how happy the slaves were there; so poor Roxy was entirely deceived; and easily, for she was not dreaming that her own son could be guilty of treason to a mother who, in voluntarily going into slavery--slavery of any kind, mild or severe, or of any duration, brief or long--was making a sacrifice for him compared with which death would have been a poor and commonplace one.
Waban, who is described as "the chief minister of justice among them," had before shown a better disposition than any other native to receive the religious instruction of the Christians, and had voluntarily proposed to have his eldest son educated by them.
With thee have I wandered about in the remotest, coldest worlds, like a phantom that voluntarily haunteth winter roofs and snows.
I accompanied the whale-fishers on several expeditions to the North Sea; I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst, and want of sleep; I often worked harder than the common sailors during the day and devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine, and those branches of physical science from which a naval adventurer might derive the greatest practical advantage.
He was going, and, if not voluntarily going, voluntarily intending to stay away; for, excepting what might be due to his uncle, his engagements were all self-imposed.
In his youth Daggoo had voluntarily shipped on board of a whaler, lying in a lonely bay on his native coast.
The agony of grief which overpowered them at first, was voluntarily renewed, was sought for, was created again and again.
Yes, out of the short life God allows even for the longest love you would voluntarily throw away four years and two months