Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Voluntary"

The meaning of "Voluntary" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa voluntary?
A: When you‘re doing something of your own free will/volition, you volunteer. It isn‘t forced on you.

Example sentences using "Voluntary"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com voluntary.
A: -He is a voluntary worker who doesn’t get paid.
- The attendance for the class was voluntary.

Synonyms of "Voluntary" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntary e self-imposed ?

Very good question.

In most situations they can be taken to mean exactly the same thing, but sometimes – self imposed – has a unique meaning. It means that absolutely nobody had to ask you to do something.

Let’s imagine that somebody ask you to walk for an hour in the rain, to check on somebody who is old and sick. You agree to do it – this is voluntary. You were asked to do it, but the choice to actually go through with the action is completely your own.

But, if you were walking out to the persons house every day to check on them, without being asked or told to do it, then this is a self imposed action. You designed the whole thing.

Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntary e spontaneous ?
A: Voluntary: means an action that you actually want to do.
Spontaneous: and action that you don't planned
Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntary e spontaneous ?
A: "voluntary" means to do something of your own free will.
"spontaneous" means to do something on impulse, without planning
Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntary e initiative e spontaneous ?
A: Voluntary: “I choose to do this”
Initiative: “I am determined to do this on my own” or “I will do what I have to in order to make this happen”
Spontaneous: “The idea came to me out of nowhere” or “That was sudden”
Hope these example sentences were helpful!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntary e involuntary ?
A: that's because "involuntary" has two different meanings, in different contexts. In moral and legal situations, it means without having chosen, essentially being forced to. In the context of biology, it means without conscious thought, as in the involuntary nervous system or an involuntary spasm or bodily reaction. So it can mean without consent, or without conscious control.

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