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willmodal verb

uk /wɪl/ us /wɪl/

will modal verb (FUTURE)

A2 also 'll used to talk about what is going to happen in the future, especially things that you are certain about or things that are planned:

Clare will be five years old next month.
The train leaves at 8:58, so we'll be in Scotland by lunchtime.
I'll see him tomorrow./I'll be seeing him tomorrow.
Will Susie be there?
It won't be easy to find another secretary.
There'll be trouble when she finds out.

Más ejemplos

  • The doctor will call next week to check on your progress.
  • The choir will be performing the Hallelujah Chorus at the concert.
  • The photos will be ready for collection on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Representatives of the member states will be meeting next week.
  • All our computer equipment will be replaced in the near future.

will modal verb (ABLE/WILLING)

A1 also 'll used to talk about what someone or something is able or willing to do:

I'll give you a lift.
Ask Gabriela if she'll take them.
I've asked her but she won't come.
The car won't start.
This lasagne will feed six people.

Más ejemplos

  • The photocopier will collate the documents for you.
  • Your father will come for you at 4 o'clock.
  • In the event of a strike, the army will take over responsibility for firefighting.
  • The government will only say it is not in the general interest to reveal any more information.
  • Oh, for crying out loud, why won't you listen to me!

will modal verb (REQUEST)

A2 used to ask someone to do something:

Will you give me her address?
Will you give that to Tony when you see him, please?

also 'll used as a polite way of inviting someone to do something, or of offering someone something:

Will you join us for a cup of coffee, Evie?
Will you come in for a while?
You'll have some cake, won't you, Charlie?

Más ejemplos

  • Will you give me a hand with this box?
  • When you've finished that book will you lend it to me?
  • Will you pass me the salt please?
  • Will you give me a call when you get this message?
  • Will you play that song again please?

will modal verb (IF)

A2 also 'll used in conditional sentences with 'if':

If he's late again, I'll be very angry.
I'll wait with Christopher if his mother isn't here when you go.

Más ejemplos

  • If you see Alan on your wanderings, will you tell him he's wanted in the office?
  • If we back down on this issue, our reputation will be compromised.
  • If the two sides conflict with each other again, it will be disastrous for party unity.
  • If a plane window breaks the cabin will rapidly decompress.
  • If we continue to deplete the earth's natural resources, we will cause serious damage to the environment.

will modal verb (LIKELY)

also 'll used to refer to what is likely:

That'll be Scott at the door.
That'll be his mother with him.
As you all will know, election day is next week.

Más ejemplos

  • You will have heard about the plans for next week.
  • You will probably have already made plans for the weekend.
  • That'll be Tony on the phone.
  • As you will have guessed by now, David and I are engaged.
  • You will be aware that things haven't been going well.

will modal verb (ORDER)

also 'll used when angry to tell someone to do something:

Will you stop being such a pain!
You'll go upstairs and you'll go straight to bed like your father told you!

Más ejemplos

  • You will do as you are told!
  • Will you shut up!
  • Will you stop doing that and pay attention!
  • You'll finish your dinner if you want any dessert.
  • You'll tidy your room before you go out.

will modal verb (ALWAYS)

also 'll used when referring to something that always or usually happens:

Accidents will happen.
Fruit will keep longer in the fridge.
The product with the better-known brand name will always sell better.
She's 85 now, but she will insist on doing all her own housework.

Más ejemplos

  • My children will always come before my career.
  • I'm afraid physics will always be a closed book to me.
  • People will file lawsuits at the drop of a hat these days.
  • Tight jeans will only emphasize any extra weight that you are carrying.
  • An empty bottle will float.

willnoun

uk /wɪl/ us /wɪl/

will noun (MENTAL POWER)

B2 [ C or U ] the mental power used to control and direct your thoughts and actions, or a determination to do something, despite any difficulties or opposition:

From an early age she had a very strong will.
[ + to infinitive ] After six months in hospital she began to lose the will to live (= the desire and determination to stay alive).

C1 [ S ] what someone wants to happen:

It was God's will.
Against their will (= although they did not want to), they were forced to hand over the money.
The government has failed to impose its will upon regional communities (= to make them do as it wants).
See also

Más ejemplos

  • A good leader must have a strong will.
  • "The will of man is by his reason swayed."
  • Her will turned out to be stronger than his.
  • He succeeded by sheer strength of will.
  • She was always trying to impose her will on other people.

will noun (DOCUMENT)

C2 [ C ] an official statement of what a person has decided should be done with their money and property after their death:

Have you made a will yet?
She left me some money in her will.

Más ejemplos

  • He was struck out from his father's will.
  • He left me his racehorses in his will.
  • When she remarried, she made a new will.

willverb

uk /wɪl/ us /wɪl/

(Definición de will del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

will en inglés americano

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willmodal verb

us /wɪl, wəl/ present tense will

will modal verb (FUTURE)

used only with the base forms of verbs when referring to the future:

Claire will be five years old next month.
Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (INTENTION)

past tense would /wʊd, wəd/ used to express your intentions:

This time I will learn from my mistakes.
Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (REQUEST)

past tense would /wʊd, wəd/ used to ask or tell someone to do something:

Will you give me her address, please?
You will do it because I said so!

past tense would /wʊd, wəd/ Will can be used as a polite way of inviting someone to do something, or of offering someone something:

Will you come in?
Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (CAN)

past tense would /wʊd, wəd/ used to refer to what is possible; to be able to do something:

This car will seat six people comfortably.
Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (ACCEPTANCE)

past tense would /wʊd, wəd/ used to say that behavior which usually happens is acceptable because it is expected:

Boys will be boys.

Modismos

willnoun

us /wɪl/

will noun (MENTAL POWER)

[ C/U ] 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).

[ C/U ] Someone’s will is also what the person wants to happen:

[ U ] I went there against my will.

will noun (DEATH PLAN)

[ C ] your official statement of what should be done with your money and property after you die:

Your will isn’t valid until you sign it.

willverb [ T ]

us /wɪl/

will verb [ T ] (MENTAL POWER)

to try to make something happen by using your thoughts:

She willed herself to remain optimistic.

will verb [ T ] (DEATH PLAN)

to officially arrange for someone to receive part or all of your money or property after your death:

She willed the house to her brother.

(Definición de will del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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willnoun [ C ]

uk /wɪl/ us LAW

a legal document in which someone states what should be done with their money and property when they die:

leave/change/make a will About 75% of adults surveyed have not made a will.
His parents died without leaving a will.
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willverb [ T ]

uk strong /wɪl/ uk weak /wəl, əl/ us

to state in a will who should get your money and property when you die:

will sth to sb Property willed to her by her grandparents remains in their names until the estates are settled.
will sb sth She had willed her new husband all her property.

(Definición de will del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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