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volitional

Definition:

with deliberate intention

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

volition

Derivative:

volitionally

Comparative:

more volitional

Superlative:

most volitional

Similar to:

willing

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a volitional act

Etymology:

from Medieval Latin volitiō, from Latin vol- as in volō I will, present stem of...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

volitional | volitionary | volition

[formal] done deliberately and intentionally | the act of exercising the will | the faculty or capability of conscious choice, decision, and ... (20 of 268 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/volitional

Wikipedia:

Volition [disambiguation]

may refer to: Volition (psychology), the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course ... | Volition (linguistics), a distinction to express whether the subject intended the action or not | Volition, Inc., a... (38 of 114 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Volition

Oxford Dictionary:

volition | by | on | of one's own volition | volitional [derived] | volitionally [derived] | volitive [derived]

the faculty or power of using one's will | "of one's own volition" : voluntarily (14 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/volition

New World Dictionary:

volition | volitional [adjective, related] | volitionally [adverb, related]

the act of using the will; exercise of the will as in deciding what to do | a conscious or deliberate decision or choice thus made | the power or ... (28 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volition

American Heritage Dictionary:

volition | volitional [adjective, related] | volitionally [adverb, related]

The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision. | A conscious choice or decision. | The power or faculty of choosing; the will. (25 of 50 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volition

Wiktionary:

volitional

done by conscious, personal choice; not based on external principles. | done intentionally, not by accident | [rare] pertaining to volition (19 of 20 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/volitional

Merriam-Webster:

willing | ready [synonym, sense-specific] | volitional [synonym, sense-specific] | amenable [synonym, sense-specific] | disposed [synonym, sense-specific] | fain [synonym, sense-specific] | game [synonym, sense-specific] | glad [synonym, sense-specific] | inclined [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

inclined or favorably disposed in mind; "ready" | prompt to act or respond | done, borne, or accepted by choice or without reluctance | of or relating ... (24 of 148 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/willing

Macmillan British Dictionary:

willing | show willing | willingly [adverb, related] | willingness [noun, uncountable, related]

if you are willing to do something, you do it when someone asks you, ... | "show willing": [British] to show that you are willing to do something (27 of 123 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/willing

Cambridge Dictionary:

willing | be willing (to do something) | be willing to do something | be willing | with pleasure [formal] | willingly [adverb, derived] | willingness [noun, derived]

"be willing (to do sth)": to be happy to do something if it's needed | [approving] describes someone who does their work energetically and ... (23 of 103 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/willing

Random House Dictionary:

willing

disposed or consenting; inclined. | cheerfully consenting or ready. | done, given, borne, used, etc., with cheerful readiness. (16 of 31 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/willing

Encarta Dictionary:

willing | willingly [adverb, derived] | willingness [noun, derived]

ready to do something without being forced | cooperative and enthusiastic | offered or given by somebody readily and enthusiastically (18 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861713359​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

volitional | volitionary | volition

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin volitiō, from Latin vol- as in volō I will, present stem of velle to wish

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/volitional

Wiktionary:

volitional

Origin: Latin volitio, from velle, to wish.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/volitional

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

volitional

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "volitional"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "volitional"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/volitional

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

volitional

Audio: North American pronunciation of "volitional"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=voliti​02 word=volitional

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