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adjective voluntary pronunciation in British English /ˈvɒlənt(ə)ri/

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  1. 1
    a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to

    Some 30,000 workers took voluntary redundancy.

    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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voluntarily

 voluntary pronunciation in British English /ˌvɒlənˈteərɪli/  adverb

Did he do it voluntarily, or did you make him?

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