against someone's will

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of against someone's will

: 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

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

will play
  1. used to express futurity

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

  3. used to express a command, exhortation, or injunction

  1. : a legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death

  2. : desire, wish: such as

  3. : disposition, inclination

  1. : to cause or change by an act of will

  2. : intend, purpose

  3. : decree, ordain


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