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against someone's will

Definition of against someone's will

  1. :  contrary to a person's choice or desire in a particular situation <As a child, he was forced to play the violin against his will.> <She chose to go against her parents' will and marry him anyway.>



Word by Word Definitions

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

willplay
  1. :  desire, wish

    : used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

    : used to express frequent, customary, or habitual action or natural tendency or disposition

  1. :  desire, wish: as

    :  disposition, inclination

    :  appetite, passion

  1. :  to order or direct by a will

    :  to dispose of by or as if by a will :  bequeath

    :  to determine by an act of choice


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