If you're willing to do something, you're agreeable or ready. A willing participant in your play is someone who won't have to be coerced into taking part, but is happy to join you on stage.

Imagine that your neighbor asks whether you're willing to feed her cat while she's out of town. If you're open to helping her, perhaps even enthusiastic about spending time with a friendly cat, you're willing. Someone who's not willing would have to be persuaded or forced to do it. You can also use this adjective to mean "readily or enthusiastically done," as in the willing support you offer your best friend when she runs for class president.

Definitions of willing
  1. noun
    the act of making a choice
    synonyms: volition
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    an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out
    type of:
    choice, option, pick, selection
    the act of choosing or selecting
  2. adjective
    disposed or inclined toward
    “a willing participant”
    willing helpers”
    disposed or willing to comply
    (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
    completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
    of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled
    having given consent
    disposed, fain, inclined, prepared
    having made preparations
    glad, happy
    eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
    mentally disposed
    with deliberate intention
    willing and able
    not reluctant
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    not disposed or inclined toward
    defiant, noncompliant
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval
    involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary
    not subject to the control of the will
    unwilling or reluctant, of especially an attitude
    loath, loth, reluctant
    unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
    unintentional, unwilled
    without deliberate intent
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  3. adjective
    not brought about by coercion or force
    synonyms: uncoerced, unforced
    of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled
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