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verb volunteer pronunciation in American English /ˌvɑlənˈtɪr/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlevolunteering
past tensevolunteered
past participlevolunteered

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to offer or choose to do something without being forced
    volunteer to do something: An accountant volunteered to help with the wildlife sanctuary’s accounts.
    volunteer for: Thirty-two patients volunteered for the research study.
    volunteer your services (as something): I volunteered my services as a cook.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to do some work without getting paid
    Claire volunteers at the homeless shelter once a week.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to say something, or to give information without being asked
    volunteer that: Martha volunteered that they planned to adopt a child.
    volunteer information/a suggestion/an opinion: He didn’t ask me, and I didn’t volunteer any information.
  4. 5
    [transitive] to say that someone else will do something before asking them if they are willing to do it
    My mother has volunteered me to help with the school play.
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