Voluntarily
Voluntarily Vol"un*ta*ri*ly, adv. In a voluntary manner; of one's own will; spontaneously. [1913 Webster]

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  • voluntarily — index purposely, readily Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • voluntarily — is traditionally pronounced in BrE with the stress on the first syllable, but the awkwardness of this pattern has led, under American influence, to the stress being placed often on the third syllable ( ar ) …   Modern English usage

  • voluntarily — [adv] of one’s own free will at one’s discretion, by choice, by preference, deliberately, freely, intentionally, of one’s own accord*, on one’s own, on one’s own initiative*, optionally, spontaneously, willingly, with all one’s heart*, without… …   New thesaurus

  • voluntarily — vol|un|ta|ri|ly [ˈvɔləntərıli, ˌvɔlənˈterıli US ˌva:lənˈterıli] adv 1.) if you do something voluntarily, you do it willingly, without anyone telling you to do it ▪ She wasn t fired she left voluntarily 2.) if you do work voluntarily, you do it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • voluntarily — voluntary UK US /ˈvɒləntəri/ adjective ► done, made, or given without being forced or paid: »Currently, recall of products is voluntary. »Any staff reductions will be made on a voluntary basis. voluntary service/work »She does voluntary work in… …   Financial and business terms

  • voluntarily — adv. Voluntarily is used with these verbs: ↑abandon, ↑agree, ↑choose, ↑disclose, ↑enter, ↑join, ↑participate, ↑relinquish, ↑return, ↑submit, ↑surrender, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • voluntarily — adverb they agreed to leave the country voluntarily Syn: freely, of one s own free will, of one s own accord, of one s own volition, by choice, by preference; willingly, readily, intentionally, deliberately, on purpose, purposely, spontaneously;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • voluntarily — Freely. Of one s own accord. When used in its ordinary sense, the word means willingly, or without compulsion, but it some times means more than this; and whenever in order to make a statute effective it is necessary to construe the word… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • voluntarily — voluntary ► ADJECTIVE 1) done, given, or acting of one s own free will. 2) working or done without payment. 3) Physiology under the conscious control of the brain. ► NOUN (pl. voluntaries) ▪ an organ solo played before, during, or after a church… …   English terms dictionary

  • voluntarily — adverb out of your own free will (Freq. 2) he voluntarily submitted to the fingerprinting • Ant: ↑involuntarily • Derived from adjective: ↑voluntary …   Useful english dictionary

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