- 1to use the power of your mind to do something or to make something happen will something As a child he had thought he could fly, if he willed it enough. will somebody/something to do something She willed her eyes to stay open. He willed himself not to panic.
- 2 will something will that… (old use) to intend or want something to happen They thought they had won the war because God had willed it.
- 3to formally give your property or possessions to someone after you have died, by means of a will will somebody something Joe had willed them everything he possessed. will something (to somebody) Joe had willed everything he possessed to them.
NAmE//wɪl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they will
he / she / it wills
past simple willed
-ing form willing