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will

noun [C/U] (MENTAL POWER)   /wɪl/
the mental power used to control and direct your thoughts and actions , or a determination to do something, despite any difficulties or opposition : [C] He’ll need an iron will to stick to that diet . [U] After six months in the hospital , she lost the will to live (= the desire and determination to stay alive ). Someone’s will is also what the person wants to happen : [U] I went there against my will.
(Definition of will noun (MENTAL POWER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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