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 for Willing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Will \Will\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Willed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Willing. Indic. present I will, thou willeth, he wills; we,
     ye, they will.] [Cf. AS. willian. See Will, n.]
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     1. To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of
        choice; to ordain; to decree. "What she will to do or
        say." --Milton.
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              By all law and reason, that which the Parliament
              will not, is no more established in this kingdom.
                                                    --Milton.
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              Two things he [God] willeth, that we should be good,
              and that we should be happy.          --Barrow.
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     2. To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an
        act of volition; to direct; to order. [Obs. or R.]
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              They willed me say so, madam.         --Shak.
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              Send for music,
              And will the cooks to use their best of cunning
              To please the palate.                 --Beau. & Fl.
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              As you go, will the lord mayor . . .
              To attend our further pleasure presently. --J.
                                                    Webster.
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     3. To give or direct the disposal of by testament; to
        bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child;
        also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that
        his nephew should have his watch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Willing \Will"ing\, a. [From Will, v. t.]
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     1. Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not
        opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not
        averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready.
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              Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left
              Paul bound.                           --Acts xxiv.
                                                    27.
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              With wearied wings and willing feet.  --Milton.
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              [Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs.
                                                    --Bryant.
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     2. Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to
        voluntarily; chosen; desired.
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              [They] are held, with his melodious harmony,
              In willing chains and sweet captivity. --Milton.
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     3. Spontaneous; self-moved. [R.]
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              No spouts of blood run willing from a tree.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  willing
      adj 1: disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant";
             "willing helpers" [ant: unwilling]
      2: not brought about by coercion or force; "the confession was
         uncoerced" [syn: uncoerced, unforced, willing]
      n 1: the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own
           volition" [syn: volition, willing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "willing":
     accordant, acquiescent, affirmative, agreeable, agreeing,
     alacritous, amenable, approving, apt, ardent, assenting, bright,
     clever, compliable, compliant, complying, conative, conforming,
     consentient, consenting, content, cooperative, deliberate,
     determined, devoted, disposed, docile, duteous, dutiful, eager,
     educable, endorsing, enthusiastic, experimental, facile, fain,
     fair, faithful, favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined,
     formable, forward, game, impressionable, in the mind, in the mood,
     inclined, instructable, intelligent, intentional, law-abiding,
     loyal, malleable, minded, moldable, motivated, nothing loath,
     obedient, open, permissive, plastic, pliable, pliant, predisposed,
     prompt, prone, quick, ratifying, ready, ready and willing,
     receptive, resolute, responsive, ripe for instruction, sanctioning,
     schoolable, submissive, susceptible, teachable, tentative,
     thirsty for knowledge, tractable, trainable, trial, unforced,
     ungrudging, unloath, unrefusing, unreluctant, venturesome,
     volitional, voluntary, well-disposed, well-inclined, willed,
     willful, willinghearted, witting, zealous
  
  

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