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deliberate, intended, intentional, optional, purposeful, self-imposed, self-induced, unpaid, volitional, volitionary, voluntarily, voluntary, volunteer, wilful, willing

  • l’accord contient certaines ambiguïtés volontaires - the agreement contains some deliberate (intentional) ambiguities
  • évaluer les conséquences volontaires et involontaires de la nouvelle loi - assess the intended and unintended consequences of the new legislation
  • la participation à la formation est volontaire - participation in the training is optional
  • prendre la décision volontaire de changer la politique - make a purposeful decision to change the policy
  • demander un moratoire volontaire - call for a self-imposed moratorium
  • éliminer l’intoxication volontaire comme défense juridique - eliminate self-induced intoxication as a defense in court
  • un aveu volontaire de culpabilité - a volitional (volitionary, voluntary) admission of guilt
  • accomplir 200 heures de services volontaires - perform 200 hours of unpaid (volunteer) service
  • lutter contre la négligence volontaire envers l’environnement - stop the wilful neglect of the environment
  • être des participants volontaires à des initiatives mondiales - be willing participants in global initiatives

NOTE: In some instances, the prepositional phrase sur une base volontaire may be translated into English by an adverb (e.g. voluntarily), as in the following example:

  • les fabricants de produits alimentaires peuvent, sur une base volontaire, étiqueter les aliments génétiquement modifiés - food manufacturers may voluntarily label genetically modified foods