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willing

adjective uk   us   /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ/
be willing (to do sth)
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B1 to be happy to do something if it is needed: If you're willing to fly at night, you can get a much cheaper ticket. You said you needed a volunteer - well, I'm willing. Apparently John and Gabriel are willing for us to use their garden.
approving A willing person does their work energetically and enthusiastically: a willing helper
willingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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B2 I would willingly (= be ready and enthusiastic to) help you if I weren't going away tomorrow.
willingness
noun [S or U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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B2 [+ to infinitive] She shows a willingness to work on her own initiative.
Translations of “willing”
in Korean 기꺼이 하는…
in Arabic راغِب…
in Portuguese prestativo, solícito…
in Catalan ben disposat…
in Japanese 協力的な…
in Italian disponibile, volenteroso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賣力的, 積極的…
in Russian обязательный, старательный…
in Turkish hazır, razı, istekli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卖力的, 积极的…
in Polish chętny, ochoczy…
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