Synonyms of will in English:



  • accidents will happen
    have a tendency to, are bound to, have a habit of, do
  • Definition of will in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Synonyms of will in English:



  • 1 she has the will to succeed a stupendous effort of will
    determination, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, will power, strength of character, resolution, resolve, resoluteness, purposefulness, single-mindedness, drive, commitment, dedication, doggedness, tenacity, tenaciousness, staying power, backbone, spine;
    self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline, self-mastery;
    informal stickability
    North American informal stick-to-it-iveness
  • 2 Jane had not wanted them to stay against their will the political will of the electorate
    desire, wish, preference, inclination, mind, disposition;
    intention, intent
  • 3 they believed it to be God's will
    wish, desire, decision, choice, intention;
    decree, ordinance, command, dictate
  • 4 freedom of the will
    volition, choice, option, decision, discretion, prerogative
  • 5 his late father's will
    testament, last will and testament, last wishes;
  • Phrases

    at will

    he seemed to think he could walk in and out of my life at will
    as one pleases, as one wishes, as one thinks fit, to suit oneself, at one's pleasure, at one's inclination/discretion, at whim


    Back to top  
  • 1 do what you will—it makes no difference to me
    want, wish, desire, please, see/think fit, think best, like, feel like;
    choose, prefer
  • 2 God willed it
    decree, order, ordain, command, direct;
    intend, wish, want
  • 3 she willed the money to her husband
    Law devise
  • Definition of will in: