1. Acts of volition


[Antonyms: irresolution.]

[Nouns] determination, will; iron will, unconquerable will; will of one's own, decision, resolution; backbone; clear grit, true grit, grit [U.S. & Can.]; sand, strength of mind, strength of will; resolve (intent) [more]; firmness (stability) [more]; energy, manliness, vigor; game, pluck; resoluteness (courage) [more]; zeal [more]; aplomb; desperation; devotion, devotedness.

mastery over self; self control, self command, self possession, self reliance, self government, self restraint, self conquest, self denial; moral courage, moral strength; perseverance [more]; tenacity; obstinacy [more]; bulldog; British lion.

[Verbs] have determination; know one's own mind; be resolved; make up one's mind, will, resolve, determine; decide (judgement) [more]; form a determination, come to a determination, come to a resolution, come to a resolve; conclude, fix, seal, determine once for all, bring to a crisis, drive matters to an extremity; take a decisive step (choice) [more]; take upon oneself (undertake) [more].

devote oneself to, give oneself up to; throw away the scabbard, kick down the ladder, nail one's colors to the mast, set one's back against the wall, set one's teeth, put one's foot down, take one's stand; stand firm (stability) [more]; steel oneself; stand no nonsense, not listen to the voice of the charmer.

buckle to; buckle oneself put one's shoulder to the wheel, lay one's shoulder to the wheel, set one's shoulder to the wheel; put one's heart into; run the gauntlet, make a dash at, take the bull by the horns; rush in medias res, plunge in medias res; go in for; insist upon, make a point of; set one's heart upon, set one's mind upon.

stick at nothing, stop at nothing; make short work of (activity) [more]; not stick at trifles; go all lengths, go the limit, go the whole hog; persist (persevere) [more]; go through fire and water, ride the tiger, ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm.

[Adjectives] resolved; determined; strong-willed, strong-minded; resolute (brave) [more]; self-possessed; decided, definitive, peremptory, tranchant; unhesitating, unflinching, unshrinking; firm, iron, gritty [U.S.], indomitable, game to the backbone; inexorable, relentless, not to be shaken, not to be put down; tenax propositi; inflexible (hard) [more]; obstinate [more]; steady (persevering) [more].

earnest, serious; set upon, bent upon, intent upon.

steel against, proof against; in utrumque paratus.

[Adverbs] resolutely; in earnest, in good earnest; seriously, joking apart, earnestly, heart and soul; on one's mettle; manfully, like a man, with a high hand; with a strong hand (exertion) [more].

at any rate, at any risk, at any hazard at any price, at any cost, at any sacrifice; at all hazards, at all risks, at all events; a bis ou a blanc; cost what it may; coute; a tort et a travers; once for all; neck or nothing; rain or shine.

[Phrases] spes sibi quisque; celui qui veut celui-la peut; chi non s'arrischia non guadagna; frangas non flectes; manu forti; tentanda via est.

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