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volitional

[ voh-lish-uh-nl, vuh- ]
/ voʊˈlɪʃ ə nl, və- /
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adjective

done of one’s own will or choosing; deliberately decided or chosen: Researchers must make a reasonable effort to obtain the express and volitional assent of their research subjects.
under conscious control: The most hopeful new development is that scientists have used artificial nerve connections to restore some volitional movement for a subject's paralyzed arm.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Sometimes vo·li·tion·ar·y [voh-lish-uh-ner-ee] /voʊˈlɪʃ əˌnɛr i/ .

Origin of volitional

vo·li·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·vo·li·tion·al, adjectivepre·vo·li·tion·al, adjectiveun·vo·li·tion·al, adjective
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  • A volitionally, purposively active being is always a seeker as well as a doer.

    The Will to Doubt|Alfred H. Lloyd
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