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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.] [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] By all law and reason, that which the Parliament will not, is no more established in this kingdom. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Two things he [God] willeth, that we should be good, and that we should be happy. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]
To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] They willed me say so, madam. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Send for music, And will the cooks to use their best of cunning To please the palate. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] As you go, will the lord mayor . . . To attend our further pleasure presently. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]

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willed
  1. past of will
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