Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Voluntary"

  • The meaning of "Voluntary" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. When you‘re doing something of your own free will/volition, you volunteer. It isn‘t forced on you.

  • Synonyms of "Voluntary" and their differences

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    2. "voluntary" means to do something of your own free will. "spontaneous" means to do something on impulse, without planning

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    2. Voluntary: “I choose to do this” Initiative: “I am determined to do this on my own” or “I will do what I have to in order to make this happen” Spontaneous: “The idea came to me out of nowhere” or “That was sudden” Hope these example sentences were helpful!

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    2. that's because "involuntary" has two different meanings, in different contexts. In moral and legal situations, it means without having chosen, essentially being forced to. In the context of biology, it means without conscious thought, as in the involuntary nervous system or an involuntary spasm or bodily reaction. So it can mean without consent, or without conscious control.

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    2. @paramus: I can control what I voluntarily do, such as eat an apple. I chose to eat the apple so the action is voluntary. Spontaneous is different, but it's also not the opposite of voluntary. If someone is spontaneous, they do things without thinking. If something happens spontaneously, it happens without reason or without anyone expecting it. For example: Spontaneous combustion is when something or someone suddenly catches on fire. I hope this helps. Feel free to ask questions if you have any 👌

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