- volition:  Volition comes via French volition from medieval Latin volitiō, a noun derived from Latin volō ‘I will’. Together with English will, this went back ultimately to Indo-European *wel-, *wol- ‘be pleasing’, which also produced English volunteer and voluptuous.
=> voluntary, volunteer, voluptuous, will
- volition (n.)
- 1610s, from French volition (16c.), from Medieval Latin volitionem (nominative volitio) "will, volition," noun of action from Latin stem (as in volo "I wish") of velle "to wish," from PIE root *wel- (2) "to wish, will" (see will (v.)). Related: Volitional.
- 1. Makin said Mr Coombes had gone to the police of his own volition.
- 2. We like to think that everything we do and everything we think is a product of our volition.
- 3. He felt as though he were in the grip of Fate and had no volition of his own.
- 4. Both sides admit that a volition, for instance, had occurred.
- 例如, 双方都承认出现了意志.
- 5. There seems no pattern to the attack, no volition to the men.
- 进攻看上去没有一点章法; 士兵看上去没有一点斗志.
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