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adjective voluntary pronunciation in American English /ˈvɑlənˌteri/

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  1. 1
    a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to
    an attractive package to encourage voluntary early retirement
    The advertising of alcoholic drinks is regulated by a voluntary code.
  2. 2
    voluntary work is done for no pay
    My job at the hospital is purely voluntary.
    on a voluntary basis (=without being paid): All the teachers work on a voluntary basis.

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 voluntary pronunciation in American English /ˌvɑlənˈterəli/ adverb
Did he do it voluntarily, or did you make him?


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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