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Main Entry: 1vol·un·tary
Function: adjective 1: done, given, or made with one's own free will <voluntary assistance> 2: not accidental : INTENTIONAL <voluntary manslaughter> 3: of, relating to, or controlled by the will <voluntary behavior> synonymsVOLUNTARY, INTENTIONAL, DELIBERATE, WILLING mean done or brought about of one's own will. VOLUNTARY suggests free choice <joining the club is voluntary> or control by the will <voluntary blinking of the eyes>. INTENTIONAL suggests that something is done for a reason and only after some thought <intentional misbehavior>. DELIBERATE suggests that one is fully aware of what one is doing and of the likely results of the action <a deliberate insult>. WILLING suggests a readiness and eagerness to go along with the wishes of another <willing obedience>.