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vol·un·teer

 (vŏl′ən-tîr′)
n.
1. A person who performs or offers to perform a service voluntarily: an information booth staffed by volunteers; hospital volunteers.
2. A person who chooses to enter a branch of the military without being drafted or forced to do so by law.
3. Law A person who works without pay or assumes an obligation to which he or she is not a party or otherwise interested.
4. Botany A cultivated plant growing from self-sown or accidentally dropped seed.
adj.
1. Being, consisting of, or done by volunteers: volunteer firefighters; volunteer tutoring.
2. Botany Growing from self-sown or accidentally dropped seed. Used of a cultivated plant or crop.
v. vol·un·teered, vol·un·teer·ing, vol·un·teers
v.tr.
1. To give or offer to give voluntarily: volunteered their services; volunteer to give blood.
2. Informal To compel (someone) to do something: We were volunteered to do the dishes.
v.intr.
1. To perform or offer to perform a service of one's own free will.
2. To choose to enter military service of one's own free will.
3. To do charitable or helpful work without pay: Many retirees volunteer in community service and day care centers.

[Obsolete French voluntaire, from Old French, voluntary, from Latin voluntārius; see voluntary.]

volunteer

(ˌvɒlənˈtɪə)
n
1.
a. a person who performs or offers to perform voluntary service
b. (as modifier): a volunteer system; volunteer advice.
2. (Military) a person who freely undertakes military service, esp temporary or special service
3. (Law) law
a. a person who does some act or enters into a transaction without being under any legal obligation to do so and without being promised any remuneration for his or her services
b. property law a person to whom property is transferred without his or her giving any valuable consideration in return, as a legatee under a will
4. (Botany)
a. a plant that grows from seed that has not been deliberately sown
b. (as modifier): a volunteer plant.
vb
5. to offer (oneself or one's services) for an undertaking by choice and without request or obligation
6. (tr) to perform, give, or communicate voluntarily: to volunteer help; to volunteer a speech.
7. (Military) (intr) to enlist voluntarily for military service
[C17: from French volontaire, from Latin voluntārius willing; see voluntary]

vol•un•teer

(ˌvɒl ənˈtɪər)

n.
1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.
2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.
3. a person who enters military service voluntarily rather than through conscription.
4. a person who acts without legal obligation to do so, esp. such a person who pays the debt of another.
5. a plant that has sprung up spontaneously from seed rather than having been planted or cultivated.
adj.
6. of, pertaining to, or serving as a volunteer.
7. consisting of or performed by volunteers: a volunteer army.
v.i.
8. to offer oneself for some service or undertaking.
9. to enter service or enlist as a volunteer.
v.t.
10. to offer (oneself or one's services) for some undertaking or purpose.
11. to give, bestow, or perform voluntarily.
12. to say, tell, or communicate voluntarily: to volunteer an explanation.
[1590–1600; < French volontaire < Latin voluntārius voluntary]

volunteer


Past participle: volunteered
Gerund: volunteering

Imperative
volunteer
volunteer
Present
I volunteer
you volunteer
he/she/it volunteers
we volunteer
you volunteer
they volunteer
Preterite
I volunteered
you volunteered
he/she/it volunteered
we volunteered
you volunteered
they volunteered
Present Continuous
I am volunteering
you are volunteering
he/she/it is volunteering
we are volunteering
you are volunteering
they are volunteering
Present Perfect
I have volunteered
you have volunteered
he/she/it has volunteered
we have volunteered
you have volunteered
they have volunteered
Past Continuous
I was volunteering
you were volunteering
he/she/it was volunteering
we were volunteering
you were volunteering
they were volunteering
Past Perfect
I had volunteered
you had volunteered
he/she/it had volunteered
we had volunteered
you had volunteered
they had volunteered
Future
I will volunteer
you will volunteer
he/she/it will volunteer
we will volunteer
you will volunteer
they will volunteer
Future Perfect
I will have volunteered
you will have volunteered
he/she/it will have volunteered
we will have volunteered
you will have volunteered
they will have volunteered
Future Continuous
I will be volunteering
you will be volunteering
he/she/it will be volunteering
we will be volunteering
you will be volunteering
they will be volunteering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been volunteering
you have been volunteering
he/she/it has been volunteering
we have been volunteering
you have been volunteering
they have been volunteering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been volunteering
you will have been volunteering
he/she/it will have been volunteering
we will have been volunteering
you will have been volunteering
they will have been volunteering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been volunteering
you had been volunteering
he/she/it had been volunteering
we had been volunteering
you had been volunteering
they had been volunteering
Conditional
I would volunteer
you would volunteer
he/she/it would volunteer
we would volunteer
you would volunteer
they would volunteer
Past Conditional
I would have volunteered
you would have volunteered
he/she/it would have volunteered
we would have volunteered
you would have volunteered
they would have volunteered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volunteer - (military) a person who freely enlists for servicevolunteer - (military) a person who freely enlists for service
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
conscript, draftee, inductee - someone who is drafted into military service
2.volunteer - a person who performs voluntary workvolunteer - a person who performs voluntary work
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
candy striper - a volunteer worker in a hospital
pledge taker - a volunteer who records (usually by telephone) contributions pledged in a fund drive
vigilance man, vigilante - member of a vigilance committee
3.Volunteer - a native or resident of Tennessee
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Verb1.volunteer - tell voluntarilyvolunteer - tell voluntarily; "He volunteered the information"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
2.volunteer - agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
3.volunteer - do volunteer workvolunteer - do volunteer work      
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
Adj.1.volunteer - without paymentvolunteer - without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department"
voluntary - of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession"

volunteer

noun
1. subject, participant, case, patient, guinea pig (informal) the youngest volunteer in the experiment
verb
1. offer, step forward, offer your services, propose, let yourself in for (informal), need no invitation, present your services, proffer your services, put yourself at someone's disposal Aunt Mary volunteered to clean up the kitchen.
offer refuse, withdraw
2. suggest, advance, put forward, venture, tender His wife volunteered an ingenious suggestion.

volunteer

noun
Someone who offers his or her services freely:
verb
To put before another for acceptance:
Idioms: come forward with, lay at someone's feet, lay before.
Translations
مُتَطَوِّعيَتَطَوَّعُيَعْرِض ، يُقَدِّمُ تطوُّعِيّامتطوع
dobrovolníknabídnoutposkytnoutdobrovolně se hlásit
frivilligmelde sig frivilligtvoluntørkomme med
vapaaehtoinenvilliehdottaailmoittautua vapaaehtoiseksitarjota
volontervolontiratidobrovoljac
önként felajánl/jelentkezik
segja af fyrra bragîisjálfboîaliîi
ボランティア志願者自発的に申し出る
자원 봉사자자원하다
pasiprašytisavanoris
brīvprātīgaisbrīvprātīgi pieteikties/uzņemtiesizteiktsniegt
dobrovoľne hlásiťdobrovoľne prihlásiťdobrovoľník
ponuditiprostovoljecprostovoljno se javiti
frivilligfrivilligt anmäla sig
เสนอตัวโดยสมัครใจอาสาสมัคร
tình nguyệntình nguyện viên

volunteer

[ˌvɒlənˈtɪəʳ]
A. N (gen) → voluntario/a m/f
B. ADJ [forces] → voluntario, de voluntarios; [helper] → voluntario
C. VT
1. (= offer) [+ one's help, services] → ofrecer; [+ remark, suggestion] → hacer; [+ information] → dar
2. (= put forward) they volunteered him for the joble señalaron contra su voluntad para la tarea
D. VI (for a task) → ofrecerse; (for the army) → alistarse como voluntario
to volunteer for service overseasofrecerse para servir en ultramar
to volunteer to do sthofrecerse (voluntario) para hacer algo
he wasn't forced to, he volunteerednadie le obligó a ello, se ofreció libremente

volunteer

[ˌvɒlənˈtɪər]
n
(= unpaid worker) → bénévole mf
(= person offering to do sth) → volontaire mf
(MILITARY)engagé(e) m/f volontaire
vi
(gen)faire du bénévolat
(MILITARY) (for armed forces)s'engager comme volontaire
vt
[+ one's services, help] → offrir
to volunteer to do sth → offrir de faire qch
[+ information] → fournir

volunteer

n (also Mil) → Freiwillige(r) mf; volunteer armyFreiwilligenheer nt; any volunteers?wer meldet sich freiwillig?; Volunteers in Service to America (US) US-Hilfsorganisation, die Freiwillige zur Hilfe Einkommensschwacher abstellt
vt help, servicesanbieten; suggestionmachen; informationgeben, herausrücken mit (inf); we didn’t ask you to volunteer any advicewir haben Sie nicht um Rat gebeten; he volunteered his brother (hum)er hat seinen Bruder (als Freiwilligen) gemeldet
vi
(= offer one’s services)sich freiwillig melden; to volunteer for somethingsich freiwillig für etw zur Verfügung stellen; to volunteer to do somethingsich anbieten, etw zu tun; who will volunteer to clean the windows?wer meldet sich freiwillig zum Fensterputzen?
(Mil) → sich freiwillig melden (for zu, for places nach)

volunteer

[ˌvɒlənˈtɪəʳ]
1. n (Mil) (gen) → volontario/a
2. vt (one's help, services, suggestion) → offrire spontaneamente; (information) → fornire
no-one volunteered an answer → nessuno si è offerto di rispondere
he rarely volunteers his opinion → è raro che esprima la propria opinione spontaneamente
3. vi (for a task) → offrirsi come volontario/a, offrirsi spontaneamente (Mil) → arruolarsi volontario/a
to volunteer to do sth → offrirsi spontaneamente di fare qc
4. adj (forces, helpers) → volontario/a; (corps) → di volontari

volunteer

(volənˈtiə) verb
1. to offer oneself for a particular task, of one's own free will (often without being paid for such work). He volunteered to act as messenger; She volunteered for the dangerous job.
2. to offer (eg an opinion, information etc). Two or three people volunteered suggestions.
noun
a person who offers to do, or does, something (especially who joins the army) of his own free will. If we can get enough volunteers we shall not force people to join the Army.

volunteer

مُتَطَوِّع, يَتَطَوَّعُ dobrovolník, nabídnout frivillig, melde sig frivilligt freiwillig tun, Freiwilliger εθελοντής, προσφέρομαι εθελόντικά ofrecerse voluntariamente, voluntario ilmoittautua vapaaehtoiseksi, vapaaehtoinen bénévole, se porter volontaire volonter, volontirati offrirsi volontario, volontario 志願者, 自発的に申し出る 자원 봉사자, 자원하다 vrijwilliger, zich vrijwillig aanmelden frivillig, påta seg frivillig ochotnik, zgłosić się na ochotnika voluntariar-se, voluntário вызываться добровольцем, доброволец frivillig, frivilligt anmäla sig เสนอตัวโดยสมัครใจ, อาสาสมัคร gönüllü, gönüllü olmak tình nguyện, tình nguyện viên 志愿者, 自愿

volunteer

a. voluntario-a.

volunteer

n voluntario -ria mf
References in classic literature ?
There was no great probability, therefore, of his volunteering information, out of his dungeon, that should elevate me still higher on the ladder of prosperity.
Chadband is attached to no particular denomination and is considered by his persecutors to have nothing so very remarkable to say on the greatest of subjects as to render his volunteering, on his own account, at all incumbent on his conscience; but he has his followers, and Mrs.
Was he thinking even then of volunteering for the front?
I'll charter a couple of trading ketches, take my own black police force and as many white men as I cannot prevent from volunteering.
was Brissenden's answer to Martin's volunteering to market his work for him.
Miss Snevellicci's papa being greatly exalted by this triumph, and incontestable proof of his popularity with the fair sex, quickly grew convivial, not to say uproarious; volunteering more than one song of no inconsiderable length, and regaling the social circle between-whiles with recollections of divers splendid women who had been supposed to entertain a passion for himself, several of whom he toasted by name, taking occasion to remark at the same time that if he had been a little more alive to his own interest, he might have been rolling at that moment in his chariot-and-four.
The young ladies did not drink it; Osborne did not like it; and the consequence was that Jos, that fat gourmand, drank up the whole contents of the bowl; and the consequence of his drinking up the whole contents of the bowl was a liveliness which at first was astonishing, and then became almost painful; for he talked and laughed so loud as to bring scores of listeners round the box, much to the confusion of the innocent party within it; and, volunteering to sing a song (which he did in that maudlin high key peculiar to gentlemen in an inebriated state), he almost drew away the audience who were gathered round the musicians in the gilt scollop-shell, and received from his hearers a great deal of applause.
He was among the truest of men; but he had been balancing in his mind, much to its distress, whether his volunteering to tell these two fragments of truth, at this time, would not be tantamount to a piecing together of falsehood in the place of truth.
It was amusing to observe how very kind some of the passengers were, in volunteering to go ashore in this same boat: for the general good, of course: not by any means because they thought the ship in an unsafe position, or contemplated the possibility of her heeling over in case the tide were running out.
I mean, how strange it is of you to run down volunteering, when it's done to defend you and all the other women, and our own fireside and everybody else's, in case of need.
He seldom found any one volunteering praise of "the little wench"; it was usually left entirely to himself to insist on her merits.
At bottom right, volunteer Kristi Kim, 8, of Canyon Country, cleans out the dirt in her shoes while volunteering at New Leash on Life.

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