bend to the will of (someone)

Definition of bend to the will of (someone)

:to do what is demanded by (one who is stronger, in authority, or influential)
  • a politician accused of bending to the will of wealthy supporters

Word by Word Definitions

bend play
  1. : to constrain or strain to tension by curving

  2. : to turn or force from straight or even to curved or angular

  3. : to force from a proper shape

  1. : the act or process of bending : the state of being bent

  2. : something that is bent: such as

  3. : a curved part of a path (as of a stream or road)

  1. : a diagonal band that runs from the dexter chief (see 3chief 1) to the sinister base (see 1base 4) on a heraldic shield — compare bend sinister

  2. : a knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to some object

will play
  1. : desire, wish

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

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

  1. : desire, wish: such as

  2. : disposition, inclination

  3. : appetite, passion

  1. : to order or direct by a will

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

  3. : to determine by an act of choice

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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