will

Will means to want or to choose. If you have free will, you are allowed to choose what you want. If you make a will, you've write down what you want to have happen to your money and your stuff.

You may have heard the expression, "Where there's a will, there's a way." It means that if you want something enough, you'll find a way to make it happen. If you impose your will on someone else, you're making them do what you want, as opposed to what they want. If you are willful, you are impulsive and always do what you want. If you will something to happen, you try to make it happen just by the force of your wanting it to––you might will a car to keep running, even as the gas needle sits at empty.

Definitions of will
  1. noun
    the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    synonyms: volition
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    velleity
    volition in its weakest form
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    faculty, mental faculty, module
    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
  2. noun
    a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    “where there's a will there's a way”
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    aim, design, intent, intention, mission, purpose
    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  3. verb
    determine by choice
    “This action was willed and intended”
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    decide, determine, make up one's mind
    reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  4. verb
    decree or ordain
    “God wills our existence”
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    type of:
    ordain
    issue an order
  5. noun
    a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
    synonyms: testament
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    Old Testament
    the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
    New Testament
    the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
    devise
    a will disposing of real property
    type of:
    instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  6. verb
    leave or give by will after one's death
    synonyms: bequeath, leave
    leave, leave behind
    be survived by after one's death
    give, impart, leave, pass on
    transmit (knowledge or skills)
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    disinherit, disown
    prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
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    devise
    give by will, especially real property
    pass on
    give to or transfer possession of
    remember
    show appreciation to
    entail, fee-tail
    limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs
    propagate
    transmit from one generation to the next
    hand down
    passed on, as by inheritance
    type of:
    gift, give, present
    give as a present; make a gift of
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