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English definition of “will”

will

verb (MAKE HAPPEN)    /wɪl/
[+ obj + to infinitive ] If you will something to happen , you try to make it happen by the power of your thoughts : She willed her self to remember his name .Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness [I or T] formal to want something: Stay or go, as you will.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of will verb (MAKE HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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