Share this entry

Share this page

of (or by or on) one's own volition

Definition of of or by or on one's own volition in English:

Voluntarily: they choose to leave early of their own volition
More example sentences
  • I know, and it would be a different situation if we had made the choice of our own volition to stay here.
  • Their eagerness to earn the trust and goodwill of their customers becomes conspicuous when they, on their own volition, urge customers to have a look at the meters to ensure that they get the right quantity of petrol for their money.
  • I believe that they did it on their own volition.
Synonyms
of one's own free will, of one's own accord, of one's own choice, of one's own choosing, by choice, by preference, by one's own preference;
voluntarily, willingly, readily, freely, intentionally, consciously, deliberately, on purpose, purposely, spontaneously, without being asked, without hesitation, without reluctance;
gladly, with pleasure, with good grace, eagerly, enthusiastically
See parent entry: volition

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure