The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action: championed freedom of will against a doctrine of predetermination. The act of exercising the will. Diligent purposefulness; determination: an athlete with the will to win. Self-control; self-discipline: lacked the will to overcome the addiction. A desire, purpose, or determination, especially of one in authority: It is the sovereign's will that the prisoner be spared. Deliberate intention or wish: Let it be known that I took this course of action against my will. Free discretion; inclination or pleasure: wandered about, guided only by will. Bearing or attitude toward others; disposition: full of good will. A legal declaration of how a person wishes his or her possessions to be disposed of after death. A legally executed document containing this declaration. To decide on; choose. To yearn for; desire: "She makes you will your own destruction\u201d ( George Bernard Shaw). To decree, dictate, or order. To resolve with a forceful will; determine. To induce or try to induce by sheer force of will: We willed the sun to come out. To grant in a legal will; bequeath. To exercise the will. To make a choice; choose. at will Just as or when one wishes. Used to indicate simple futurity: They will appear later. Used to indicate likelihood or certainty: You will regret this. Used to indicate willingness: Will you help me with this package? Used to indicate requirement or command: You will report to me afterward. Used to indicate intention: I will too if I feel like it. Used to indicate customary or habitual action: People will talk.