Antonyms of noun volunteer

1 of 3 senses of volunteer

Sense 1
volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary -- ((military) a person who freely enlists for service)
       Antonym of draftee (Sense 1)
      => draftee, conscript, inductee -- (someone who is drafted into military service)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun volunteer

3 senses of volunteer

Sense 1
volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary -- ((military) a person who freely enlists for service)
       => serviceman, military man, man, military personnel -- (someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty")

Sense 2
volunteer, unpaid worker -- (a person who performs voluntary work)
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")

Sense 3
Tennessean, Volunteer -- (a native or resident of Tennessee)
       => American -- (a native or inhabitant of the United States)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb volunteer

3 senses of volunteer

Sense 1
volunteer -- (tell voluntarily; "He volunteered the information")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 2
volunteer, offer -- (agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
volunteer -- (do volunteer work)
       => work -- (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor")

Antonyms of adj volunteer

1 sense of volunteer

Sense 1
unpaid, volunteer (prenominal) -- (without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department")

INDIRECT (VIA voluntary) -> involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary -- (not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy)

Similarity of adj volunteer

1 sense of volunteer

Sense 1
unpaid, volunteer (prenominal) -- (without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department")
       => voluntary (vs. involuntary) -- (of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession")

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