be willing (to do sth)
- He is not willing to concede any of his power.
- You have to be willing to see other people's points of view.
- They need an assistant who is willing to stay for six months.
- The success of the talks turns on whether both sides are willing to make some concessions.
- If you don't want the job, there's no end of people willing to take your place.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:
adverb uk /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.li/ us /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.li/
noun [ S or U ] uk /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.nəs/ us /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.nəs/
- His letter bespeaks his willingness to help.
- Lack of willingness to compromise on both sides is the main/major stumbling block to reaching a settlement.
- He expressed a willingness to be of service.
- The willingness of people to get involved has impressed the organizers of the event.
- Throughout his career he has demonstrated a willingness to compromise.