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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: will /wɪl/ 
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I/you/we/theywill
he/she/itwills
present participlewilling
past tensewilled
past participlewilled
  1. 1
    to make something happen by wishing for it very strongly

    He was convinced he could win if he willed it enough.

    will someone/something to do something:

    She sat silently, willing him to continue.

    I willed myself not to respond to his ridiculous claims.

  2. 2
    to formally give someone something after you die by stating it in a will

    The estate had been willed to his favourite granddaughter.

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