|Origin:||Old English willian, from willa; WILL2|
|Origin:||Old English wyllan; WILL1|
to try to make something happen by thinking about it very hard
will somebody to do something
She was willing herself not to cry.
2 [transitive + to]SCL
to officially give something that you own to someone else after you die
3 [intransitive and transitive] old use
to want something to happen:
The King wills it.