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voluntary /ˈvɒləntəri $ ˈvɑːlənteri/ adjective

عمدی ، ارادی ، اختیاری ، داوطلبانه ، به خواست ، قانون ـ فقه: عمد ، افراز ملک با تراضی شرکا ، روانشناسی: دواطلبانه
مهندسی صنایع: نیروی انسانی: اختیاری - عمدی

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

Synonyms: unforced, discretionary, free, optional, spontaneous, willing
Antonyms: involuntary
Contrasted words: coerced, compelled, forced, unintentional, unplanned, unwilling, unwitting
Related Words: chosen, elected, opted, volitional, autonomous, free, independent
English Thesaurus: compulsory, obligatory, mandatory, optional, voluntary, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. voluntary1 W3 AC /ˈvɒləntəri $ ˈvɑːlənteri/ adjective
[Word Family: verb: volunteer; noun: volunteer; adverb: voluntarilyinvoluntarily; adjective: voluntaryinvoluntary]
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: voluntarius, from voluntas 'will', from velle 'to will, wish']

a) voluntary organization/association/agency etc an organization etc that is organized or supported by people who give their money, services etc because they want to and who do not intend to make a profit ⇒ volunteer:
a voluntary organization providing help for the elderly
environmental work carried out by the voluntary sector
b) voluntary work/service etc work etc that is done by people who do it because they want to, and who are not paid:
She does a lot of voluntary work for the Red Cross.
a drop-in centre for homeless people, run on a voluntary basis

2. done willingly and without being forced:
Workers are being encouraged to take voluntary redundancy.compulsory

3. technical voluntary movements of your body are controlled by your conscious mind Antonym : involuntary

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. voluntary2 noun (plural voluntaries) [countable]
a piece of music played in church, usually by the organ

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

VERBS be | remain
ADV. completely, entirely, purely The organization is run on a purely voluntary basis.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


a voluntary organization/group/body/agency
The day care scheme was run by a voluntary organization.
the voluntary sector (=voluntary work and the people involved in it)
What is the role of the voluntary sector in sport?
voluntary work/service
He does voluntary work with young offenders.
on a voluntary basis
Guide and Scout leaders work on a voluntary basis.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: The hospital could not operate without voluntaries.
GOOD: The hospital could not operate without voluntary helpers.
BAD: In my opinion, these young voluntaries should be congratulated.
GOOD: In my opinion, these young volunteers should be congratulated.

Usage Note:
Voluntary is an adjective (NOT a noun). It describes someone who agrees to work without being paid, or work that is not paid: 'On Saturdays she does voluntary work at an old people's home.'
The noun is volunteer = someone who decides to do something when they are not forced to do it: 'I need three volunteers to help me move the piano.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

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TahlilGaran : دیکشنری آنلاین تحلیلگران (معنی voluntary) | علیرضا معتمد , دیکشنری تحلیلگران , وب اپلیکیشن , تحلیلگران , دیکشنری , آنلاین , آیفون , IOS , آموزش مجازی 4.39 : 2114
4.39دیکشنری آنلاین تحلیلگران (معنی voluntary)
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