against (one's) will

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against (one's) will

Without one's permission or consent. Typically used to describe an action or activity that one has been forced to do. The attacker forced the woman into his car against her will.
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against someone's will

without a person's consent or agreement. You cannot force me to come with you against my will!
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against one's will

Without one's consent, forcibly, as in The defendant knew he could not be made to testify against his will. Originally one meaning of will was "acquiescence" or "consent," but this sense survives only in this idiom, which today nearly always implies some use of force. [c. 1400]
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against your ˈwill

without wanting to: I was forced to sign the document against my will.
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