volunteer has definitions from the fields of work,military
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[ verb ] tell voluntarily

Examples

"He volunteered the information"

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

They offered no opinions , volunteered nothing , betrayed no emotions .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

Having volunteered that he was a man of about sixty , he bounded up_the_stairs and with each leap rendered the number less credible .

Related terms

inform

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[ noun ] (military,work) a person who freely enlist for military service

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

The Colonel ordered that it be wiped_out , and I suggested , ' You ask for volunteers , and promise each man on the patrol a quart of whisky , ten dollars and a week-end pass to Davao ' .

Trig was one of the five volunteers .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Maj._Anderson of Fort_Sumter is home and recruiting volunteers for the U.S._Army .

Related terms

draftee serviceman military

3
[ verb ] (work) do volunteer work

Used in print

("Editorials"...)

They are leaving so fast that the president of the West_German_Employers'_Federation issued an appeal this week to factory_workers in the West to volunteer for six months ' front-line work in factories in West_Berlin .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

If you volunteer , you will be told where you 're going after the ship leaves .

Related terms

work

4
[ verb ] agree freely

Synonyms

offer

Examples

"She volunteered to drive the old lady home" "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"

Used in print

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

`` I volunteer '' , said Hal .

Related terms

act offer

5
[ noun ] (work) a person who performs voluntary work

Synonyms

unpaid_worker

Used in print

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

And the monastic communities were supposed to be made_up of volunteers selected only after a novitiate which would test their religious aptitude for monastic rigors , their spiritual athleticism .

6
[ adjective ] without payment

Synonyms

unpaid

Examples

"the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers" "a volunteer fire department"

Related terms

voluntary

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