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volo vŏlo (2d pers. sing. vīs, orig. veis, Prisc. 9, 1, 6, p. 847 P.; 1st pers. plur. volumus, but volĭmus, Plaut. Truc. 1, 2, 89 Speng.; 3d pers. sing. volt, and 2d pers. plur. voltis always in ante-class. writers; also volt, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 17, § 42; 2, 5, 49, § 128; id. Sest. 42, 90; id. Phil. 8, 9, 26; id. Par. 5, 1, 34; id. Rep. 3, 33, 45: voltis, id. Verr. 2, 3, 53, § 122; 2, 3, 94, § 219; 2, 5, 5, § 11; 2, 3, 89, § 208; id. Clu. 30, 83; id. Rab. Perd. 12, 33; id. Sest. 30, 64; id. Par. 1, 2, 11 et saep. —Pres. subj. velim, but sometimes volim, Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 44 Ritschl; cf. Prisc. 9, 1, 8, p. 848 P.; so volint, Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 65 Ritschl), velle, volui (part. fut. voliturus, Serv. ad Verg. A. 5, 712; contr. forms, vin for visne, freq. in Plaut. and Ter., also Hor. S. 1, 9, 69; Pers. 6, 63: sis for si vis, Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 70; id. Merc. 4, 4, 37; id. Pers. 3, 3, 8; Ter. Eun. 2, 3, 20; id. Heaut. 1, 2, 38; Cic. Tusc. 2, 18, 42; id. Rosc. Am. 16, 48; id. Mil. 22, 60; Liv. 34, 32, 20: sultis for si voltis, only ante-class., Plaut. Stich. 1, 2, 8; id. As. prol. 1; id. Capt. 2, 3, 96; 3, 5, 9; 4, 4, 11), v. irreg. a. [Sanscr. var-; Gr. βολ-, βούλομαι ; cf. the strengthened root ϝελ- in ἐέλδομαι, ἔλπομαι ; Germ. wollen; Engl. will], expressing any exercise of volition, and corresponding, in most cases, to the Germ. wollen; in Engl. mostly rendered, to wish, want, intend, purpose, propose, be willing, consent, mean, will, and, impersonally, it is my will, purpose, intention, plan, policy (syn.: cupio, opto; but volo properly implies a purpose). In gen. With object-infinitive. With pres. inf. To wish. Exire ex urbe priusquam luciscat volo, Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 35: potare ego hodie tecum volo, id. Aul. 3, 6, 33: ego quoque volo esse liber: nequiquam volo, id. Trin. 2, 4, 39; so id. ib. 2, 4, 164: ait rem seriam agere velle mecum, Ter. Eun. 3, 3, 8: natus enim debet quicunque est velle manere In vitā, Lucr. 5, 177: video te alte spectare et velle in caelum migrare, Cic. Tusc. 1, 34, 82: quid poëtae? Nonne post mortem nobilitari volunt? id. ib. 1, 15, 34: si innocentes existimari volumus, id. Verr. 2, 2, 10, § 28: quoniam opinionis meae voluistis esse participes, id. de Or. 1, 37, 172: quod eas quoque nationes adire et regiones cognoscere volebat, Caes. B. G. 3, 7: si velit suos recipere, obsides sibi remittat, id. ib. 3, 8 fin.: dominari illi volunt, vos liberi esse, Sall. J. 31, 23: si haec relinquere voltis, id. C. 58, 15: priusquam liberi estis, dominari jam in adversarios vultis, Liv. 3, 53, 7: si quis vestrum suos invisere volt, commeatum do, id. 21, 21, 5: non enim vincere tantum noluit, sed vinci voluit, id. 2, 59, 2: suspitionem Caesar quibusdam reliquit, neque voluisse se diutius vivere, neque curasse, Suet. Caes. 85: Eutrapelus cuicunque nocere volebat, Vestimenta dabat pretiosa, Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 31.

Idiomatically: quid arbitramini Rheginos merere velle ut ab iis marmorea illa Venus auferatur? what do you think the Rhegini would take for, etc., Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 60, § 135.

Transf., of things: fabula quae posci vult et spectata reponi, a comedy which wishes (i. e. is meant) to be in demand, etc., Hor. A. P. 190: neque enim aut hiare semper vocalibus aut destitui temporibus volunt sermo atque epistula, Quint. 9, 4, 20; cf. id. 8, prooem. 23.

Of the wishes of those that have a right to command, the gods, masters, parents, commanders, etc., I want, wish, will, am resolved, it is my will: in acdibus quid tibi meis erat negoti ... ? Volo scire, Plaut. Aul. 3, 2, 14; 3, 2, 17; 3, 2, 18; 3, 6, 27; id. Curc. 4, 3, 11; id. Ep. 3, 4, 74; id. Mil. 2, 3, 74; 3, 1, 17; id. Stich. 1, 2, 56; Ter. And. 1, 2, 9; 4, 2, 17: maximā voce clamat populus, neque se uni, nec paucis velle parere, Cic. Rep. 1, 35, 55: consuesse deos immortalis, quos pro scelere eorum ulcisci velint, etc., Caes. B. G. 1, 13: hic experiri vim virtutemque volo, Liv. 23, 45, 9.

= in animo habere, to intend, purpose, mean, design: ac volui inicere tragulam in nostrum senem, Plaut. Ps. 1, 4, 14: eadem quae illis voluisti facere tu, faciunt tibi, id. Mil. 3, 1, 11; so id. Most. 2, 2, 5: puerumque clam voluit exstinguere, Ter. Hec. 5, 1, 23: necare candem voluit, Cic. Cael. 13, 31: quid enim ad illum qui te captare vult, utrum tacentem te irretiat an loquentem? id. Ac. 2, 29, 94: hostis hostem occidere volui, Liv. 2, 12, 9; 7, 34, 11: volui interdiu eum ... occidere; volui, cum ad cenam invitavi, veneno scilicet tollere; volui ... ferro interficere (ironically), id. 40, 13, 2: tuum crimen erit, hospitem occidere voluisse, the intention to kill your guest-friend, Val. Max. 5, 1, 3 fin.; 6, 1, 8: non enim vult mori, sed invidiam filio facere, Quint. 9, 2, 85.

Pregn., opp. optare: non vult mori qui optat, Sen. Ep. 117, 24: sed eo die is, cui dare volueram (epistulam), non est profectus, Cic. Att. 9, 7, 1: cum de senectute vellem aliquid scribere, id. Sen. 1, 2: ego te volui castigare, tu mihi accussatrix ades, Plaut. As. 3, 1, 10: bonus volo jam ex hoc die esse, id. Pers. 4, 3, 10: ego jam a principio amici filiam, Ita ut aequom fuerat, volui uxorem ducere, Ter. Phorm. 4, 3, 46: at etiam eo negotio M. Catonis splendorem maculare voluerunt, it was their purpose, Cic. Sest. 28, 60: eum (tumulum) non tam capere sine certamine volebat, quam causam certaminis cum Minucio contrahere, his plan was, Liv. 22, 28, 4.—Of things: cum lex venditionibus occurrere voluit, when it was the purpose of the law, Dig. 46, 1, 46: sed quid eā drachumā facere vis? Ca. Restim volo Mihi emere ... qui me faciam pensilem, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 87: Ch. Revorsionem ad terram faciunt vesperi. Ni. Aurum hercle auferre voluere, id. Bacch. 2, 3, 63: si iis qui haec omnia flammā ac ferro delere voluerunt ... bellum indixi, etc., Cic. Prov. Cons. 10, 24: (plebem) per caedem senatūs vacuam rem publicam tradere Hannibali velle, Liv. 23, 2, 7: rem Nolanam in jus dicionemque dare voluerat Poeno, id. 23, 15, 9: qui (majores nostri) tantā curā Siculos tueri ac retinere voluerunt ut, etc., whose policy it was to protect, etc., Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 6, § 14: ut qui a principio mitis omnibus Italicis praeter Romanos videri vellet, etc., Liv. 23, 15, 4: idem istuc, si in vilitate largiri voluisses, derisum tuum beneficium esset, if you had offered to grant the same thing during low prices, etc., Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 92, § 215.

= studere, conari, to try, endeavor, attempt: quas (i. e. magnas res) qui impedire vult, is et infirmus est mobilisque naturā, et, etc., Cic. Lael. 20, 75: nam si quando id (exordium) primum invenire volui, nullum mihi occurrit, nisi aut exile, aut, etc., id. Or. 2, 77, 315: de Antonio dico, numquam illum ... nonnullorum de ipso suspitionem infitiando tollere voluisse, that he never attempted to remove, id. Sest. 3, 8; id. Div. 1, 18, 35: audes Fatidicum fallere velle deum? do you dare attempt? Ov. F. 2, 262.

To mean, of actions and expressions: hic respondere voluit, non lacessere, the latter meant to answer, not to provoke, Ter. Phorm. prol. 19: non te judices urbi sed carceri reservarunt, neque to retinere in civitate, sed exilio privare voluerunt, Cic. Att. 1, 16, 9.—So, volo dicere, I mean (lit. I intend to say): quid aliud volui dicere? Ter. Eun. 3, 2, 51: volo autem dicere, illud homini longe optimum esse quod ipsum sit optandum per se, Cic. Tusc. 2, 20, 46.—Often with the acc. illud or id, as a correction: Tr. Specta quam arcte dormiunt. Th. Dormiunt? Tr. Illut quidem ut conivent volui dicere, I mean how they nod, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 145: Py. Quid? bracchium? Ar. Illud dicere volui femur, id. Mil. 1, 1, 27: adduxi volui dicere, id. Ps. 2, 4, 21; id. Am. 1, 1, 233; 1, 1, 235; id. Cas. 2, 6, 14; id. Mil. 3, 2, 7; id. Ps. 3, 2, 54; id. Rud. 2, 4, 9.

To be going to: haec argumenta ego aedificiis dixi; nunc etiam volo docere ut homines aedium esse similes arbitremini, now I am going to show how, etc., Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 37: quando bene gessi rem, volo hic in fano supplicare, I am going to worship here, etc., id. Curc. 4, 2, 41: nunc quod relicuom restat volo persolvere, id. Cist. 1, 3, 40: sustine hoc, Penicule, exuvias facere quas vovi volo, id. Men. 1, 3, 13: sinite me prospectare ne uspiam insidiae sint, consilium quod habere volumus, id. Mil. 3, 1, 3; id. As. 2, 2, 113; id. Cas. 4, 2, 3; id. Bacch. 1, 1, 61: si Prometheus, cum mortalibus ignem dividere vellet, ipse a vicinis carbunculos conrogaret, ridiculus videretur, Auct. Her. 4, 6, 9: ait se velle de illis HS. LXXX. cognoscere, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 23, § 56: hinc se recipere cum vellent, rursus illi ex loco superiore nostros premebant, Caes. B. C. 1, 45. — To be about to, on the point of: quom mittere signum Volt, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 48, 107 (Ann. v. 88 Vahl.): quotiens ire volo foras, retines me, rogitas quo ego eam, Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 5: quae sese ε ) To do something voluntarily (v. 1. m. supra): tu selige tantum, Me quoque velle velis, anne coactus amem, Ov. Am. 3, 11, 50.

With ellipsis of inf. Volo, with a designation of place, = ire volo: nos in Formiano morabamur, quo citius audiremus: deinde Arpinum volebamus, I intended to go to Arpinum, Cic. Att. 9, 1, 3: volo mensi Quinctili in Graeciam, id. ib. 14, 7, 2: hactenus Vitellius voluerat (i. e. procedere), Tac. A. 12, 42 fin.— With other omissions, supplied from context: volo Dolabellae valde desideranti, non reperio quid (i. e. to dedicate some writing to him), Cic. Att. 13, 13, 2.

In mal. part., Plaut. Aul. 2, 4, 7; Ov. Am. 2, 4, 16; 2. 19, 2; Prop. 1, 13, 36.

With perfect infinitive active (rare). In negative imperative sentences dependent on ne velis, ne velit (in oblique discourse also ne vellet), where ne velis has the force of noli. The perfect infinitive emphatically represents the action as completed (ante-class. and poet.). In ancient ordinances of the Senate and of the higher officers (not in laws proper): NEIQVIS EORVM BACANAL HABVISE VELET ... BACAS VIR NEQVIS ADIESE VELET CEIVIS ROMANVS ... NEVE PECVNIAM QVISQVAM EORVM COMOINEM HABVISE VELET ... NEVE ... QVIQVAM FECISE VELET. NEVE INTER SED CONIOVRASE, NEVE COMVOVISE NEVE CONSPONDISE, etc., S. C. de Bacch. 4-13 ap. Wordsworth, Fragm. and Spec. p. 172.—So, in quoting such ordinances: per totam Italiam edicta mitti ne quis qui Bacchis initiatus esset, coisse aut convenisse causā sacrorum velit. neu quid talis rei divinae fecisse, Liv. 39, 14, 8: edixerunt ne quis quid fugae causā vendidisse neve emisse vellet, id. 39, 17, 3.

In imitation of official edicts: (vilicus) ne quid emisse velit insciente domino, neu quid domino celasse velit, the overseer must not buy any thing, etc., Cato, R. R. 5, 4: interdico, ne extulisse extra aedis puerum usquam velis, Ter. Hec. 4, 1, 48: oscula praecipue nulla dedisse velis (= noli dare), Ov. Am. 1, 4, 38: ne quis humasse velit Ajacem, Atride, vetas? Cur? Hor. S. 2, 3, 187.

In affirmative sentences, implying command (in any mood or tense; mostly poet.): neminem nota strenui aut ignavi militis notasse volui, I have decided to mark no one, etc., Liv. 24, 16, 11: quia pepercisse vobis volunt, committere vos cur pereatis non patiuntur, because they have decided to spare you, etc., id. 32, 21, 33: sunt delicta tamen quibus ignovisse velimus (= volumus), which should be pardoned, Hor. A. P. 347.

To represent the will as referring to a completed action. In optative sentences with vellem or velim, v. II. B. 5. b. α, and II. C. 1. b.

In other sentences (poet. and post-class.): ex omnibus praediis ex quibus non hac mente recedimus ut omisisse possessionem velimus, with the will to abandon (omittere would denote the purpose to give up at some future time), Dig. 43, 16, 1, § 25; so, an erit qui velle recuset Os populi meruisse? Pers. 1, 41: qui me volet incurvasse querelā, id. 1, 91. With acc. and inf. To wish (v. A. 1. a.). With a different subject: hoc volo scire te: Perditus sum miser, I wish you to know, etc., Plaut. Curc. 1, 2, 46: deos volo consilia vostra vobis recte vortere, id. Trin. 5, 2, 31: emere oportet quem tibi oboedire velis, id. Pers. 2, 4, 2: scin' quid nunc te facere volo? Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 85: si perpetuam vis esse adfinitatem hanc, id. Hec. 2, 2, 10: consul ille egit eas res quarum me participem esse voluit, Cic. Prov. Cons. 17, 41: vim volumus exstingui: jus valeat necesse est, id. Sest. 42, 92: nec mihi hunc errorem extorqueri volo, id. Sen. 23, 85: hoc te scire volui, id. Att. 7, 18, 4: harum causarum fuit justissima quod Germanos suis quoque rebus timere voluit, Caes. B. G. 4, 16: ut equites qui salvam esse rempublicam vellent ex equis desilirent, Liv. 4, 38, 2: si me vivere vis recteque videre valentem, Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 3: si vis me flere, dolendum est Primum ipsi tibi, id. A. P. 102.—With pass. inf. impers.: regnari tamen omnes volebant, that there should be a king, Liv. 1, 17, 3: mihi volo ignosci, I wish to be pardoned, Cic. Or. 1, 28, 130: volt sibi quisque credi, Liv. 22, 22, 14.

With the same subject. With inf. act.: quae mihi est spes quā me vivere velim, what hope have I, that I should wish to live? Plaut. Rud. 1, 3, 33: volo me placere Philolachi, id. Most. 1, 3, 11; cf. id. Trin. 2, 2, 47; id. Rud. 2, 6, 1: judicem esse me, non doctorem volo, Cic. Or. 33, 117: vult, credo, se esse carum suis, id. Sen. 20, 73; so id. Off. 1, 31, 113; id. de Or. 1, 24, 112; 2, 23, 95.

With inf. pass.: quod certiorem te vis fieri quo quisque in me animo sit, Cic. Att. 11, 13, 1; cf. id. Fam. 1, 9, 18: qui se ex his minus timidos existimari volebant, Caes. B. G. 1, 39; cf. id. B. C. 2, 29: religionis se causā ... Bacchis initiari velle, Liv. 39, 10, 2: Agrippae se nepotem neque credi neque dici volebat, Suet. Calig. 22 fin.— Of the will of superiors, gods, etc. (cf. A. 1. b. supra), I want, it is my will: me absente neminem volo intromitti, Plaut. Aul. 1, 3, 21: viros nostros quibus tu voluisti esse nos matres familias, id. Stich. 1, 2, 41; id. Most. 1, 4, 2; id. Rud. 4, 5, 9; id. Trin. 1, 2, 1: pater illum alterum (filium) secum omni tempore volebat esse, Cic. Rosc. Am. 15, 42: (deus) quinque reliquis motibus orbem esse voluit expertem, id. Univ. 10; cf. id. Sest. 69, 147; id. Verr. 2, 4, 25, § 57; 1, 5, 14: causa mittendi fuit quod iter per Alpes ... patefieri volebat, Caes. B. G. 3, 1; cf. id. ib. 5, 9; id. B. C. 1, 4: quippe (senatus) foedum hominem a republicā procul esse volebat, Sall. C. 19, 2: nec (di) patefieri (crimina) ut impunita essent, sed ut vindicarentur voluerunt, Liv. 39, 16, 11; cf. id. 1, 56, 3; 2, 28, 5; 25, 32, 6: senatus ... Romano sanguini pudicitiam tutam esse voluit, Val. Max. 6, 1, 9; cf. id. 6, 9, 2.—So in the historians: quid fieri vellet (velit), after a verbum imperandi or declarandi, he gave his orders, explained his will: quid fieri velit praecipit, Caes. B. G. 5, 56: ibi quid fieri vellet imperabat, id. ib. 7, 16: quid fieri vellet ostendit, id. ib. 7, 27: quae fieri vellet edocuit, id. B. C. 3, 108; cf. id. B. G. 7, 45; id. B. C. 3, 78; 3, 89: quid fieri vellet edixit, Curt. 8, 10, 30; 4, 13, 24; Val. Max. 7, 4, 2.

Frequently majores voluerunt, it was the will of our ancestors, referring to ancient customs and institutions: sacra Cereris summā majores nostri religione confici caerimoniāque voluerunt, Cic. Balb. 24, 55: majores vestri ne vos quidem temere coire voluerunt, cf. id. ib. 17, 39; 23, 54; id. Agr. 2, 11, 26; id. Fl. 7, 15; id. Imp. Pomp. 13, 39; id. Div. 1, 45, 103; id. Font. 24, 30 (10, 20); id. Rosc. Am. 25, 70.—Of testamentary dispositions: cum Titius, heres meus, mortuus erit, volo hereditatem meam ad P. Mevium pertinere, Gai Inst. 2, 277. Except in the institution of the first heir: at illa (institutio) non est comprobata: Titum heredem esse volo, Gai Inst. 2, 117.

Of the intention of a writer, etc., to want, to mean, intend: Asinariam volt esse (nomen fabulae) si per vos licet, Plaut. As. prol. 12: Plautus hanc mihi gnatam esse voluit Inopiam, has wanted Poverty to be my daughter, made her my daughter, id. Trin. prol. 9: primumdum huic esse nomen Diphilus Cyrenas voluit, id. Rud. prol. 33: quae ipsi qui scripserunt voluerunt vulgo intellegi, meant to be understood by all, Cic. Or. 2, 14, 60: si non hoc intellegi volumus, id. Fat. 18, 41: quale intellegi vult Cicero cum dicit orationem suam coepisse canescere, Quint. 11, 1, 31; so id. 9, 4, 82; 9, 3, 9: quamquam illi (Prometheo) quoque ferreum anulum dedit antiquitas vinculumque id, non gestamen, intellegi voluit, Plin. 33, 1, 4, § 8.

To resolve: Siculi ... me defensorem calamitatum suarum ... esse voluerunt, Cic. Div. in Caecil. 4, 11: si a me causam hanc vos (judices) agi volueritis, if you resolve, id. ib. 8, 25: senatus te voluit mihi nummos, me tibi frumentum dare, id. Verr. 2, 3, 85, § 196: quā (statuā) abjectā, basim tamen in foro manere voluerunt, id. ib. 2, 2, 66, § 160: liberam debere esse Galliam quam (senatus) suis legibus uti voluisset, Caes. B. G. 1, 45: tu Macedonas tibi voluisti genua ponere, venerarique te ut deum, Curt. 8 (7), 13.

Hence, To order, command: erus meus tibi me salutem multam voluit dicere, has ordered me, etc., Plaut. Ps. 4, 2, 25: montem quem a Labieno occupari voluerit, which he had ordered to be occupied, Caes. B. G. 1, 22: ibi futuros esse Helvetios ubi eos Caesar ... esse voluisset, id. ib. 1, 13 (for velitis jubeatis with inf.-clause, v. II. B. 5. d.).

To consent, allow (cf. A. 1. I.): obtinuere ut (tribuni) tribuniciae potestatis vires salubres vellent reipublicae esse, they prevailed upon them to permit the tribunitian power to be wholesome to the republic, Liv. 2, 44, 5: Hiero tutores ... puero reliquit quos precatus est moriens ut juvenum suis potissimum vestigiis insistere vellent, id. 24, 4, 5: petere ut eum ... publicae etiam curae ac velut tutelae vellent esse (i. e. senatus), id. 42, 19, 5: orare tribunos ut uno animo cum consulibus bellum ab urbe ac moenibus propulsari vellent, id. 3, 69, 5: quam superesse causam Romanis cur non ... incolumis Syracusas esse velint? id. 25, 28, 8: si alter ex heredibus voluerit rem a legatario possideri, alter non, ei qui noluit interdictum competet, Dig. 43, 3, 1, § 15.—So negatively = not to let, not to suffer: cum P. Attio agebant ne suā pertinaciā omnium fortunas perturbari vellet, Caes. B. C. 2, 36.

To be of opinion that something should be, to require, demand: voluisti enim in suo genere unumquemque ... esse Roscium, Cic. Or. 1, 61, 258: eos exercitus quos contra se multos jam annos aluerint velle dimitti, he demanded the disbanding of, etc., Caes. B. C. 1, 85: (Cicero) vult esse auctoritatem in verbis, Quint. 8, 3, 43: vult esse Celsus aliquam et superiorem compositionem, id. 9, 4, 137: si tantum irasci vis sapientem quantum scelerum indignitas exigit, Sen. Ira, 2, 9, 4.

To be of opinion that something is or was, = censere, dicere, but implying that the opinion is erroneous or doubtful, usu. in the third pers., sometimes in the second. To imagine, consider: est genus hominum qui esse se primos omnium rerum volunt, Nec sunt, Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 17: semper auget adsentator id quod is cujus ad voluntatem dicitur vult esse magnum, Cic. Lael. 26, 98: si quis p ε ) To mean, with perf. inf.: utrum scientem vultis contra foedera fecisse, an inscientem? Cic. Balb. 5, 13.

With pres. inf.: quam primum istud, quod esse vis? what do you mean by as soon as possible? Sen. Ep. 117, 24.—( ζ ) Rarely in the first pers., implying that the opinion is open to discussion: ut et mihi, quae ego vellem non esse oratoris, concederes, what according to my opinion is not the orator's province, Cic. Or. 1, 17, 74.

In partic. With things as subjects. Things personified: ne res publica quidem haec pro se suscipi volet, would have such things done for it, Cic. Off. 1, 45, 159: cui tacere grave sit, quod homini facillimum voluerit esse natura, which nature willed should be easiest for man, Curt. 4, 6, 6: fortuna Q. Metellum ... nasci in urbe terrarum principe voluit, fate ordained that, etc., Val. Max. 7, 1, 1: nihil rerum ipsa natura voluit magnum effici cito, it is the law of nature that, etc., Quint. 10, 3, 4: quid non ingenio voluit natura licere? what license did nature refuse to genius? Mart. 8, 68, 9: me sine, quem semper voluit fortuna jacere, Prop. 1, 6, 25: hanc me militiam fata subire volunt, id. 1, 6, 30.

Of laws, to provide: duodecim tabulae nocturnum furem ... interfici impune voluerunt, Cic. Mil. 3, 9: lex duodecim tabularum tignum aedibus junctum ... solvi prohibuit, pretiumque ejus dari voluit, Dig. 46, 3, 98, § 8 fin. (cf. Cic. Div. in Caecil. 6, 21, b. α, infra).

With perf. pass. inf., to represent a state or result wished for. The inf. being in full, with esse expressed: si umquam quemquam di immortales voluere esse auxilio adjutum, tum me et Calidorum servatum volunt, if it ever was the will of the gods that any one should be assisted, etc., Plaut. Ps. 4, 1, 1: Corinthum patres vestri, totius Graeciae lumen, exstinctum esse voluerunt, it was their will that Corinth should be (and remain) destroyed, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 5, 11: nostri ... leges et jura tecta esse voluerunt, id. Or. 1, 59, 253: propter eam partem epistulae tuae per quam te et mores tuos purgatos et probatos esse voluisti, id. Att. 1, 17, 7; id. Fin. 4, 27, 76; id. de Or. 1, 51, 221: daturum se operam ne cujus suorum popularium mutatam secum fortunam esse vellent, Liv. 21, 45, 6: for velle redundant in this construction, v. II. A. 2. 3. infra.—With pass. inf. impers.: sociis maxime lex consultum esse vult, Cic. Div. in Caecil. 6, 21.

With ellips. of esse (cf. Quint. 9, 3, 9): perdis me tuis dictis. Cu. Imo, servo et servatum volo, and mean that you should remain saved, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 56: aunt qui volum te conventam, who want to see you, id. Cist. 4, 2, 39: eidem homini, si quid recte cura tum velis, mandes, if you want to have anything done well, id. As. 1, 1, 106: sed etiam est paucis vos quod monitos voluerim, id. Capt. prol. 53: id nunc res indicium haeo facit, quo pacto factum volueris, this shows now why you wished this to be done, Ter. Hec. 4, 1, 31 (cf. Plaut. Stich. 4, 2, 33; id. Aul. 3, 5, 30, II. B. 1, β, and II. B. 3. b. infra): domesticā curā te levatum volo, I wish to see you relieved, etc., Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 9, 3: nulla sedes quo concurrant qui rem publicam defensam velint, id. Att. 8, 3, 4: rex celatum voluerat (i. e. donum), id. Verr. 2, 4, 28, § 64: Hannibal non Capuam neglectam, neque desertos volebat socios, Liv. 25, 20, 5; 2, 15, 2; 2, 44, 3; 3, 21, 4; 22, 7, 4; 26, 31, 6: contemptum hominis quem destructum volebat, Quint. 8, 3, 21: si te non emptam vellet, emendus erat, Ov. Am. 1, 8, 34 (so with velle redundant, v. II. A. 1. d., and II. A. 3. infra).—Both subjects denoting the same person: velle Pompeium se Caesari purgatum, Caes. B. C. 1, 8.

Esp., with pass. inf. impers.: alicui consultum velle, to take care for or advocate somebody's interests: liberis consultum volumus propter ipsos, Cic. Fin. 3, 17, 57: obliviscere illum aliquando adversario tuo voluisse consultum, id. Att. 16, 16 C, 10: quibus tribuni plebis nunc consultum repente volunt, Liv. 5, 5, 3; so id. 25, 25, 17: quamquam senatus subventum voluit heredibus, Dig. 36, 1, 1, § 4; so with dep. part., used passively: volo amori ejus obsecutum, Plaut. As. 1, 1, 63.

With predic. adj., without copula. The subjects being different (mostly aliquem salvum velle): si me vivum vis, pater, Ignosce, if you wish me to live, Ter. Heaut. 5, 5, 7: ille, si me alienus adfinem volet, Tacebit, id. Phorm. 4, 1, 16: ut tu illam salvam magis velis quam ego, id. Hec. 2, 2, 17; 3, 5, 14: quoniam ex totā provinciā soli sunt qui te salvum velint, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 67, § 150: irent secum extemplo qui rempublicam salvam vellent, Liv. 22, 53, 7.

Both subjects denoting the same person (virtually = object infinitive): in occulto jacebis quom te maxime clarum voles (= clarus esse voles), when you will most wish to be famous, Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 38: volo me patris mei similem, I wish to be like my father, id. As. 1, 1, 54: ut iste qui se vult dicacem et mehercule est, Appius, who means to be witty, etc., Cic. Or. 2, 60, 246: qui vero se populares volunt, who mean to be popular, id. Off. 2, 22, 78: ut integrum se salvumque velit, id. Fin. 2, 11, 33: ut (omne animal) se et salvum in suo genere incolumeque vellet, id. ib. 4, 8, 19.

With an inf.-clause understood. Velle, to wish: utinam hinc abierit in malam crucem! Ad. Ita nos velle aequom est (ita = eum abire, etc.), Plaut. Poen. 4, 1, 5: stulta es, soror, magis quam volo (i.e. te esse), id. Pers. 4, 4, 78; id. Trin. 1, 2, 8; 2, 4, 175; id. Stich. 1, 1, 13; id. Ps. 1, 5, 55: senatum non quod sentiret, sed quod ego vellem decernere, Cic. Mil. 5, 12: neque enim facile est ut irascatur cui tu velis judex (= cui tu eum irasci velis), id. Or. 2, 45, 190; cf. id. Sest. 38, 82.

Referring to the will of superiors, etc.: deos credo voluisse, nam ni vellent, non fieret, Plaut. Aul. 4, 10, 46: jamne abeo? St. Volo (sc. te abire), so I will, id. Cas. 2, 8, 57; cf. id. Mil. 4, 6, 12; id. Merc. 2, 3, 33.

To mean, intend (v. B. 3.): acutum etiam illud est cum ex alterius oratione aliud atque ille vult (sc. te excipere), Cic. Or. 2, 67, 273.

To require, demand (v B. 7.): veremur quidem vos, Romani, et, si ita vultis, etiam timemus, Liv. 39, 37, 17; and of things as subjects: cadentque vocabula, si volet usus (i. e. ea cadere), Hor. A. P. 71.—( ε ) To be of opinion, will have (v. B. 8.): ergo ego, inimicus, si ita vultis, homini, amicus esse rei publicae debeo, Cic. Prov. Cons. 8, 19: nam illi regi tolerabili, aut, si voltis, etiam amabili, Cyro, id. Rep. 1, 28, 44; id. Fin. 2, 27, 89; 3, 4, 12; id. Cael. 21, 53; Liv. 21, 10, 7; Quint. 2, 17, 41.—( ζ ) With ellips. of predic. inf. (v. A. 2. b.): cras de reliquiis nos volo (i. e. cenare), it is my intention that we dine, etc., Plaut. Stich. 3, 2, 40: volo Varronem (i. e. hos libros habere), Cic. Att. 13, 25, 3. With ut, ne, or ut ne. With ut. To wish: volo ut quod jubebo facias, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 65: quia enim id maxime volo ut illi istac confugiant, id. Most. 5, 1, 49: ut mihi aedes aliquas conducat volo, id. Merc. 3, 2, 17: hoc prius volo meam rem agere. Th. Quid id est? Ph. Ut mihi hanc despondeas, id. Curc. 5, 2, 71: quid vis, nisi ut maneat Phanium? Ter. Phorm. 2, 2, 8: velim ut tibi amicus sit, Cic. Att. 10, 16, 1: quare id quoque velim ... ut sit qui utamur, id. ib. 11, 11, 2: maxime vellem, judices, ut P. Sulla ... modestiae fructum aliquem percipere potuisset, id. Sull. 1, 1: equidem vellem uti pedes haberent (res tuae), id. Fam. 7, 33, 2: his ut sit digna puella volo, Mart. 11, 27, 14.—Both subjects denoting the same person: volueram, inquit, ut quam plurimum tecum essem, Brut. ap. Cic. Att. 13, 38, 1.

It is the will of, to want, ordain (v. B. 2.): at ego deos credo voluisse ut apud te me in nervo enicem, Plaut. Aul. 4, 10, 17: numquid me vis? Le. Ut valeas, id. Cist. 1, 1, 120: numquid vis? Ps. Dormitum ut abeas, id. Ps. 2, 2, 70: volo ut mihi respondeas, Cic. Vatin. 6, 14; 7, 17; 7, 18; 9, 21; 12, 29: nuntia Romanis, caelestes ita velle ut mea Roma caput orbis terrarum sit, Liv. 1, 16, 7.

To intend, it is the purpose, aim, etc., the two subjects being the same: id quaerunt, volunt haec ut infecta faciant, Plaut. Cas. 4, 4, 9.

With other verbs: quod peto et volo parentes meos ut commonstres mihi, Ter. Heaut. 5, 4, 4: quasi vero aut populus Romanus hoc voluerit, aut senatus tibi hoc mandaverit ut ... privares, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 19, § 48; with opto, id. Imp. Pomp. 16, 48; with laboro, Liv. 42, 14, 3; with aequum censere, id. 39, 19, 7.

With ne: at ne videas velim, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 23: quid nunc vis? ut opperiare hos sex dies saltem modo, ne illam vendas, neu me perdas, etc., id. Ps. 1, 3, 102: credibile est hoc voluisse legumlatorem, ne auxilia liberorum innocentibus deessent, intended, Quint. 7, 1, 56.

With ut ne: quid nunc tibi vis? Mi. Ut quae te cupit, eam ne spernas, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 60. With subjunct. of dependent verb (mostly ante-class.; class. and freq. with velim and vellem; but in Cic. mostly epistolary and colloquial). To wish: ergo animum advortas volo, Plaut. Capt. 2, 3, 23; 2, 3, 28; 2, 3, 70: volo amet me patrem, id. As. 1, 1, 63 dub.: hoc volo agatis, id. Cist. 1, 1, 83: ducas volo hodie uxorem, Ter. And. 2, 3, 14: quid vis faciam? Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 49; Ter. Eun. 5, 8, 24; Plaut. Mil. 2, 3, 64; 2, 3, 65; 2, 6, 65; 3, 3, 3; id. Ps. 4, 1, 17; 4, 7, 19; id. Cas. 2, 3, 56; id. Capt. 1, 2, 12; id. Poen. 3, 2, 16; id. Pers. 2, 4, 23; id. Rud. 5, 2, 45; 5, 3, 58; id. Stich. 5, 2, 21; Ter. Heaut. 4, 6, 14: volo etiam exquiras quam diligentissime poteris quid Lentulus agat? Cic. Att. 8, 12, 6: Othonem vincas volo, id. ib. 13, 29, 2: eas litteras volo habeas, id. ib. 13, 32, 3: visne igitur videamus quidnam sit, etc., id. Rep. 1, 10, 15: visne igitur descendatur ad Lirim? id. Fragm. ap. Macr. S. 6, 4: volo, inquis, sciat, Sen. Ben. 2, 10, 2.

To be of opinion that something should be, demand, require (v. B. 7.): volo enim se efferat in adulescentiā fecunditas, I like to see, etc., Cic. Or. 2, 21, 88: volo hoc oratori contingat ut, etc., id. Brut. 84, 290.

With subj.-clause understood: abi atque obsona, propera! sed lepide volo (i. e. obsones), Plaut. Cas. 2, 8, 55. With object nouns, etc. With acc. of a thing. With a noun, to want, wish for, like to have: voltisne olivas, aut pulmentum, aut capparim? Plaut. Curc. 1, 1, 90: animo male est: aquam velim, id. Am. 5, 1, 6: quia videt me suam amicitiam velle, id. Aul. 2, 3, 68; so, gratiam tuam, id. Curc. 2, 3, 52; 2, 3, 56: aquam, id. ib. 2, 3, 34: discidium, Ter. And. 4, 2, 14: nullam ego rem umquam in vitā meā Volui quin tu in eā re mihi advorsatrix fueris, I never had any wish in my life, etc., id. Heaut. 5, 3, 5: (dixit) velle Hispaniam, he wanted Spain, i. e. as a province, Cic. Att. 12, 7, 1: mihi frumento non opus est: nummos volo, I want the money, id. Verr. 2, 3, 85, § 196: non poterat scilicet negare se velle pacem, id. Att. 15, 1 a, 3; cf. id. ib. 13, 32, 2 (v. II. C. 4. infra): si amplius obsidum (= plures obsides) vellet, dare pollicentur, Caes. B. G. 6, 9 fin.: pacem etiam qui vincere possunt, volunt, Liv. 7, 40, 18: ferunt (eum) ... honestum finem voluisse, Tac. A. 6, 26: cum Scipio veram vellet et sine exceptione victoriam, Flor. 1, 33 (2, 18), 12: mensae munera si voles secundae, Marcentes tibi porrigentur uvae, Mart. 5, 78, 11.

Neutr. adjj., denoting things, substantively used: utrum vis opta, dum licet. La. Neutrum volo, Plaut. Ps. 3, 6, 16: quorum isti neutrum volunt, acknowledge neither, Cic. Fat. 12, 28: voluimus quaedam, contendimus ... Obtenta non sunt, we aspired to certain things, id. Balb. 27, 61: restat ut omnes unum velint, hold one opinion, id. Marcell. 10, 32: si plura velim, if I wished for more, Hor. C. 3, 16, 38: per quod probemus aliud legislatorem voluisse, that the law-giver intended something different, Quint. 7, 6, 8: ut putent, aliud quosdam dicere, aliud velle, that they say one thing and mean another, id. 9, 2, 85: utrum is qui scripsit ... voluerit, which of the two was meant by the author, id. 7, 9, 15: ut nemo contra id quod vult dicit, ita potest melius aliquid velle quam dicit, mean better than he speaks, id. 9, 2, 89: quis enim pudor omnia velle? to desire every thing, Mart. 12, 94, 11.

With neutr. demonstr. expressed or understood, to want, intend, aim at, like, will: immo faenus: id primum volo, Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 64: proximum quod sit bono ... id volo, id. Capt. 2, 2, 22: nisi ea quae tu vis volo, unless my purpose is the same as yours, id. Ep. 2, 2, 82: siquidem id sapere'st, velle te id quod non potest contingere, Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 83: hoc (i. e. otium cum dignitate) qui volunt omnes optimates putantur, who aim at this, Cic. Sest. 45, 98: privatum oportet in re publicā ea velle quae tranquilla et honesta sint, id. Off. 1, 34, 124: quid est sapientia? Semper idem velle atque idem nolle, Sen. Ep. 20, 5: pudebit eadem velle quae volueras puer, id. ib. 27, 2: nec volo quod cruciat, nec volo quod satiat, Mart. 1, 57, 4.—With demonstr. in place of inf.-clause: hoc Ithacus velit, et magno mercentur Atridae (sc. poenas in me sumi), Verg. A. 2, 104: hoc velit Eurystheus, velit hoc germana Tonantis (sc. verum esse, Herculem, etc.), Ov. H. 9, 7; Hor. S. 2, 3, 88.

With neutr. of interrog. pron.: quid nunc vis? Am. Sceleste, at etiam quid velim, id tu me rogas? what do you want now? Plaut. Am. 4, 2, 5: eloquere quid velis, id. Cas. 2, 4, 2: heus tu! Si. Quid vis? id. Ps. 4, 7, 21; so Ter. Eun. 2, 1, 11; cf. Hor. S. 2, 3, 152: sed plane quid velit nescio, what his intentions are, Cic. Att. 15, 1 a, 5; id. de Or. 2, 20, 84: mittunt etiam ad dominos qui quaerant quid velint, to ask for their orders, id. Tusc. 2, 17, 41: quid? Si haec ... ipsius amici judicarunt? Quid amplius vultis? what more do you require, will you have? id. Verr. 2, 3, 65, § 152: quid amplius vis? Hor. Epod. 17, 30: spectatur quid voluerit scriptor, we find out the author's intention, Quint. 7, 10, 1.—Sometimes quid vult = quid sibi vult (v. 4. b.), to mean, signify: capram illam suspicor jam invenisse ... quid voluerit, what it signified, Plaut. Merc. 2, 1, 30: sed tamen intellego quid velit, Cic. Fin. 2, 31, 101: quid autem volunt ea di immortales significantes quae sine inter α ): paucis, Euclio, est quod te volo, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 22: est quod te volo secreto, id. Bacch. 5, 2, 33.

With acc. of thing and dat. of the person: aliquid alicui velle, to wish something to somebody (= cupio aliquid alicui; v. cupio; rare): quamquam vobis volo quae voltis, mulieres, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 1: si ex me illa liberos vellet sibi, Ter. Hec. 4, 4, 33: praesidium velle se senectuti suae, id. ib. 1, 2, 44: nihil est mali quod illa non initio filio voluerit, optaverit, Cic. Clu. 66, 188: rem Romanam huc provectam ut externis quoque gentibus quietem velit, Tac. A. 12, 11: cui ego omnia meritissimo volo et debeo, to whom I give and owe my best wishes, Quint. 9, 2, 35.—Esp., in the phrase quid vis (vult) with reflex. dat. of interest, lit. what do you want for yourself? Quid tibi vis = quid vis, the dat. being redundant (rare): quid aliud tibi vis? what else do you want? Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 90.—With quisque: haud ita vitam agerent ut nunc plerumque videmus Quid sibi quisque velit nescire, be ignorant as to their own aims and purposes, Lucr. 3, 1058.

What do you mean? what do you drive at? what is your scope, object, drift (rare in post-Aug. writers; Don. ad Ter. Eun. prol. 45, declares it an archaism). In 1st pers. (rare): nunc quid processerim huc, et quid mihi voluerim dicam, and what I meant thereby, what was the purpose of my coming, Plaut. As. prol. 6: quid mihi volui? quid mihi nunc prodest bona voluntas? Sen. Ben. 4, 21, 6.

In 2d pers.: quid nunc tibi vis, mulier, memora, what is the drift of your talk? Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 60: sed quid nunc tibi vis? what do you want to come at (i.e. by your preamble)? id. Poen. 1, 1, 24: quid tu tibi vis? Ego non tangam meam? what do you mean? i. e. what is your purpose? Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 28: quid tibi vis? quid cum illā rei tibi est? id. ib. 4, 7, 34: quid est quod sic gestis? quid sibi hic vestitus quaerit? Quid est quod laetus sis? quid tibi vis? what do you mean by all this? id. ib. 3, 5, 11: quid est, inepta? quid vis tibi? quid rides? id. ib. 5, 6, 6: quid vis tibi? Quid quaeris? id. Heaut. 1, 1, 9: Ph. Fabulae! Ch. Quid vis tibi? id. Phorm. 5, 8, 53: roganti ut se in Asiam praefectum duceret, Quid tibi vis, inquit, insane, Cic. Or. 2, 67, 269; so in 2d pers. plur.: pro deum fidem, quid vobis vultis? Liv. 3, 67, 7.

In 3d pers.: quid igitur sibi volt pater? cur simulat? Ter. And. 2, 3, 1: quid hic volt veterator sibi? id. ib. 2, 6, 26: proinde desinant aliquando me isdem inflare verbis: quid sibi iste vult? ... Cur ornat eum a quo desertus est? Cic. Dom. 11, 29: quid sibi vellet (Caesar)? cur in suas possessiones veniret? Caes. B. G. 1, 44 med.: conicere in eum oculos, mirantes quid sibi vellet (i. e. by courting the plebeians), Liv. 3, 35, 5: qui quaererent quid sibi vellent qui armati Aventinum obsedissent, id. 3, 50, 15: quid sibi voluit providentia quae Aridaeum regno imposuit? Sen. Ben. 4, 31, 1: volt, non volt dare Galla mihi, nec dicere possum quod volt et non volt, quid sibi Galla velit, Mart: 3, 90, 2.

Transf. of things as subjects, what means, what signifies? quid volt sibi, Syre, haec oratio? Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 2: ut pernoscatis quid sibi Eunuchus velit, id. Eun. prol. 45: quid ergo illae sibi statuae equestres inauratae volunt? Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 61, § 150: quid haec sibi horum civium Romanorum dona voluerunt? id. ib. 2, 3, 80, § 186: avaritia senilis quid sibi velit, non intellego, what is the meaning of the phrase, id. Sen. 18, 66: quid ergo illa sibi vult pars altera orationis quā Romanos a me cultos ait? Liv. 40, 12, 14: tacitae quid vult sibi noctis imago? Ov. M. 9, 473.

Bene or male alicui velle, to wish one well or ill, to like or dislike one (ante-class. and poet.): Ph. Bene volt tibi. St. Nequam est illud verbum bene volt, nisi qui bene facit, Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 37 sq.: jam diu ego huic bene et hic mihi volumus, id. Ps. 1, 3, 4: ut tibi, dum vivam, bene velim plus quam mihi, id. Cas. 2, 8, 30: egone illi ut non bene vellem? id. Truc. 2, 4, 90; cf. id. ib. 2, 4, 95; id. Merc. 2, 1, 21; id. Ps. 4, 3, 7; id. Poen. 3, 3, 9: nisi quod tibi bene ex animo volo, Ter. Heaut. 5, 2, 6: quo tibi male volt maleque faciet, Plaut. Pers. 5, 2, 44: atque isti etiam parum male volo, id. Truc. 5, 7; cf. id. As. 5, 1, 13: utinam sic sient qui mihi male volunt, Ter. Eun. 4, 3, 13: non sibi male vult, he does not dislike himself, Petr. 38; so, melius or optime alicui velle, to like one better or best: nec est quisquam mihi aeque melius quoi vellem, Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 42; id. Merc. 5, 2, 57: illi ego ex omnibus optime volo, id. Most. 1, 4, 24.—And bene velle = velle: bene volueris in precatione augurali Messalla augur ait, significare volueris, Fest. s. v. bene sponsis, p. 351.

With abl.: alicujus causā velle, to like one for his own sake, i. e. personally, a Ciceronian phrase, probably inst. of omnia alicujus causā velle; lit. to wish every thing (i.e. good) in somebody's behalf. With omnia expressed: etsi mihi videor intellexisse cum tecum de re M. Annaeii locutus sum, te ipsius causā vehementer omnia velle, tamen, etc. ... ut non dubitem quin magnus cumulus accedat commenda tionis meae, Cic. Fam. 13, 55, 1: repente coepit dicere, se omnia Verris causā velle, that he had the most friendly disposition towards Verres, id. Verr. 2, 2, 26, § 64: accedit eo quod Varro magnopere ejus causā vult omnia, id. Fam. 13, 22, 1.

Without omnia: per eos qui nostrā causā volunt, valentque apud illum, Cic. Att. 11, 8, 1: sed et Phameae causā volebam, id. ib. 13, 49, 1: etsi te ipsius Attici causā velle intellexeram, id. ib. 16, 16, A, 6: valde enim ejus causā volo, id. Fam. 16, 17, 2 fin.: illud non perficis quo minus tuā causā velim, id. ib. 3, 7, 6; 12, 7, 1: si me velle tuā causā putas, id. ib. 7, 17, 2: regis causa si qui sunt qui velint, id. ib. 1, 1, 1: credo tuā causā velle Lentulum, id. Q. Fr. 1, 4, 5; id. Div. in Caecil. 6, 21; cf. id. Imp. Pomp. (v. C. 1. b. supra), where the phrase has its literal meaning; cf. also: alicujus causā (omnia) cupere; v. cupio.

With acc. and subjunct. per ecthesin (ante-class.): nunc ego illum meum virum veniat velim (by mixture of constructions: meum virum velim; and: meus vir veniat velim), Plaut. Cas. 3, 2, 29: nunc ego Simonidem mi obviam veniat velim, id. Ps. 4, 5, 10: nimis hercle ego illum corvum ad me veniat velim, id. Aul. 4, 6, 4: saltem aliquem velim qui mihi ex his locis viam monstret, id. Rud. 1, 3, 35: patrem atque matrem viverent vellem tibi, id. Poen. 5, 2, 106; cf. id. Merc. 2, 1, 30 (v. E. 1. d. supra). Velle used absolutely, variously rendered to will, have a will, wish, consent, assent: quod vos, malum ... me sic ludificamini? Nolo volo, volo nolo rursum, I nill I will, I will I nill again, Ter. Phorm. 5, 8, 57: novi ingenium mulierum: Nolunt ubi velis, ubi nolis cupiunt ultro, they will not where you will, etc., id. Eun. 4, 7, 43: quis est cui velle non liceat? who is not free to wish? Cic. Att. 7, 11. 2: in magnis et voluisse sat est, Prop. 2, 10 (3, 1), 6: tarde velle nolentis est, slow ness in consenting betrays the desire to refuse, Sen. Ben. 2, 5, 4: quae (animalia) nullam injuriam nobis faciunt, quia velle non possunt, id. Ira, 2, 26, 4: ejus est nolle qui potest velle, the power to assent implies the power to dissent, Dig. 50, 17, 3.—So velle substantively: sed ego hoc ipsum velle miserius duco quam in crucem tolli, that very wishing, Cic. Att. 7, 11, 2: inest enim velle in carendo, the word carere implies the notion of a wish, id. Tusc. 1, 36, 88: velle ac posse in aequo positum erat, his will and power were balanced, Val. Max. 6, 9, ext. 5: velle tuum nolo, Didyme, nolle volo, Mart. 5, 83, 2: v β ): legati Sullam orant ut filii innocentis fortunas conservatas velit (virtually = fortunas conservet), Cic. Rosc. Am. 9, 25: a te peto ut utilitatem sociorum per te quam maxime defensam et auctam velis (= defendas et augeas), id. Fam. 13, 9, 3.—So after utinam or ut: utinam illi qui prius eum viderint me apud eum velint adjutum tantum quantum ego vellem si quid possem (= utinam illi me adjuvent quantum ego adjuvarem, etc.), id. Att. 11, 7, 7: cautius ut saevo velles te credere Marti (= utinam te credidisses), Verg. A. 11, 153: edictum praemittit ad quam diem magistratus ... sibi esse praesto Cordubae vellet (= sibi praesto essent), Caes. B. C. 1, 19 (cf. also I. B. 9. b. β, and I. B. 2. fin. supra).

In conditional clauses, si facere velim = si faciam, often rendered by the potential or future auxiliaries would or will: non tu scis, Bacchae bacchanti si velis advorsarier, ex insanā insaniorem facies? (= si advorseris), Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 80: si meum Imperium exsequi voluisset, interemptam oportuit (= si executus esset), Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 22: si id confiteri velim, tamen istum condemnetis necesse est (= si id confitear), if I would acknowledge, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 18, § 45: si quis velit ita dicere ... nihil dicat (= si quis dicat), id. Fat. 14, 32: dies deficiat si velim numerare, etc., id. N. D. 3, 32, 81; so, id. Tusc. 5, 35, 102; id. Verr. 2, 2, 21, § 52: quā in sententiā si constare voluissent, suam auctoritatem ... recuperassent, id. Fam. 1, 9, 14; id. Verr. 2, 1, 11, § 31; id. Lael. 20, 75: conicere potestis, si recordari volueritis quanta, etc., if you will remember, id. Verr. 2, 4, 58, § 129; so id. Or. 1, 44, 197; id. Brut. 1, 2, 5: quod si audire voletis externa, maximas res publicas ab adulescentibus labefactatas reperietis, id. Sen. 6, 20; so id. Or. 1, 60, 256; 2, 23, 95: ejus me compotem voti vos facere potestis, si meminisse vultis, non vos in Samnio, etc., Liv. 7, 40, 5; 23, 13, 6; 23, 15, 4: cum olera Diogeni lavanti Aristippus dixisset: si Dionysium adulare velles, ista non esses; Imo, inquit, si tu ista esse velles, non adulares Dionysium, Val. Max. 4, 3, ext. 4: ut si his (legibus) perpetuo uti voluissent, sempiternum habituri fuerint imperium, id. 5, 3, ext. 3: quid enim si mirari velit, non in silvestribus dumis poma pendere, Sen. Ira, 2, 10, 6; cf. Curt. 5, 1, 1; 3, 5, 6; Ov. H. 17 (18), 43.—With perf. inf. pass.: nisi ea (opera) certi auctores monumentis suis testata esse voluissent, Val. Max. 3, 2, 24.

In declarative sentences. Volo in 1st pers. with perf. pass. inf. or part. (volo oratum esse or oratum = oro; v. I. B. 9. b. α and β ): vos omnes opere magno esse oratos volo benigne ut operam detis, etc., Plaut. Cas. prol. 21: justam rem et facilem esse oratam a vobis volo, id. Am. prol. 33: illud tamen te esse admonitum volo, etc., Cic. Cael. 3, 8: sed etiam est paucis vos quod monitos voluerim, Plaut. Capt. prol. 53: illud te, Tulli, monitum velim etc., Liv. 1, 23, 8: quamobrem omnes eos oratos volo Ne, etc., Ter. Heaut. prol. 26; so, factum volo = faciam: serva tibi sodalem, et mihi filium. Mne. Factum volo, I will, Plaut. Bacch. 3, 3, 91: pariter nunc opera me adjuves ac, etc. Nau. Factum volo, Ter. Phorm. 5, 3, 4; so Plaut. Pers. 2, 5, 10.—In 3d pers.: esse salutatum vult te mea littera primum, Ov. P. 2, 7, 1.

With pres. inf.: propterea te vocari ad cenam volo (= voco te), Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 72: sed nunc rogare hoc ego vicissim te volo: quid fuit, etc. (= nunc te rogo), id. Trin. 1, 2, 136.

With perf. act. inf.: pace tuā dixisse velim (= pace tuā dixerim), Ov. P. 3, 1, 9.

In other connections, when the will or purpose is made more prominent than the action: eorum alter, qui Antiochus vocatur, iter per Siciliam facere voluit (= fecit), Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 27, § 61: si suscipere eam (religionem) nolletis, tamen in eo qui violasset sancire vos velle oporteret (= sancire vos oporteret), id. ib. 2, 4, 51, § 114: ut insequentibus diebus nemo eorum forum aut publicum adspicere vellet (= adspiceret), Liv. 9, 7, 11: talentis mille percussorem in me emere voluisti (= emisti), Curt. 3, 5, 6: quin etiam senatus gratias ei agentem quod redire voluisset ante portas eduxit (= quod redisset), Val. Max. 3, 4, 4: utri prius gratulemur, qui hoc dicere voluit, an cui audire contigit? (= qui hoc dixit), id. 4, 7, ext. 2: sic tua non paucae carpere facta volent (= carpent), Ov. P. 3, 1, 64. Velim, as potential subjunctive (mostly in 1st pers. sing., as subjunctive of modest statement), = volo, I wish, I should like. With verb in the second person. With pres. subj., so most frequently in Cic. As a modest imperative of the dependent verb: velim facias = fac, I wish you would do it, please do it: ego quae in rem tuam sint, ea velim facias, Ter. Phorm. 2, 4, 9: eas (litteras) in eundem fasciculum velim addas, Cic. Att. 12, 53: eum salvere jubeas velim, id. ib. 7, 7, 7: velim me facias certiorem, etc., id. ib. 1, 19, 9: tu velim saepe ad nos scribas, id. ib. 1, 12, 4: velim mihi ignoscas, id. Fam. 13, 75, 1: tu velim animum a me parumper avertas, id. Lael. 1, 5; cf. id. Att. 1, 11, 3; 7, 3, 11; 8, 12, 5; id. Fam. 15, 3, 2 et saep.: haec pro causā meā dicta accipiatis velim, Liv. 42, 34, 13: velim, inquit, hoc mihi probes, Aug. ap. Suet. Aug. 51: Musa velim memores, etc., Hor. S. 1, 5, 53.

Expressing a wish without a command (v. vellem): vera dicas velim, I wish you told the truth, Plaut. Cas. 2, 3, 18: quam velim Bruto persuadeas ut Asturae sit, Cic. Att. 14, 15, 4: ipse velim poenas experiare meas, Ov. Tr. 3, 11, 74; so in asseverations: ita velim me promerentem ames, dum vivas, mi pater, ut ... id mihi vehementer dolet, Ter. Ad. 4, 5, 47.

With infinitive clause. With the force of a modest imperative: sed qui istuc credam ita esse, mihi dici velim (i. e. a te), Ter. Phorm. 5, 6, 15: extremum illud est quod mihi abs te responderi velim, Cic. Vat. 17, 41 (may be a dependent subjunctive): itaque vos ego, milites, non eo solum animo .... pugnare velim, etc., Liv. 21, 41, 10.

As a mere wish: velim te arbitrari, frater, etc., Plaut. Aul. 2, 1, 1: primum te arbitrari id quod res est velim, Ter. Eun. 5, 5, 9.—With perf. act.: hanc te quoque ad ceteras tuas eximias virtutes, Masinissa, adjecisse velim, Liv. 30, 14, 6.—With perf. pass., Liv. 1, 23, 8 (v. II. A. 3. a. supra).

With ut (rare): de tuis velim ut eo sis animo, quo debes esse, Cic. Fam. 4, 14, 4.

With ne (rare), Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 23 (v. I. C. 2. supra).

With dependent verb in the third person, expressing a wish. With pres. subj.: ita se defatigent velim Ut, etc., Ter. Ad. 4, 1, 3: de Cicerone quae mihi scribis, jucunda mihi sunt: velim sint prospera, Cic. Att. 14, 11, 2: velim seu Himilco, seu Mago respondeat, Liv. 23, 12, 15: sint haec vera velim, Verg. Cir. 306: nulla me velim syllaba effugiat, Quint. 11, 2, 45.—With final clause: tu velim mihi ad urbem praesto sis, ut tuis consiliis utar, Cic. Att. 9, 16, 3; cf. id. ib. 11, 11, 2 (v. I. C. 2. supra).—With ellips. of pres. subj.: velim mehercule Asturae Brutus (i. e. sit), Cic. Att. 14, 11, 1.

With perf. subj. (a wish referring to the past): nimis velim improbissumo homini malas edentaverint, Plaut. Rud. 3, 2, 48.

With inf.-clause: ne ego nunc mihi modium mille esse argenti velim! Plaut. Stich. 4, 2, 9: di me perdant! Me. Quodcunque optes, velim tibi contingere, id. Cist. 2, 1, 30: velim eum tibi placere quam maxime, Cic. Brut. 71, 249: idque primum ita esse velim; deinde etiam, si non sit, mihi persuaderi tamen velim, id. Tusc. 1, 11, 24: quod faxitis, deos velim fortunare, Liv. 6, 41, 12.—With perf. pass. inf. (v. I. B. 9. b. β, supra): edepol te hodie lapide percussum velim, Plaut. Stich. 4, 2, 33: moribus praefectum mulierum hunc factum velim, id. Aul. 3, 5, 30.—With inf.-clause understood: nimium plus quam velim nostrorum ingenia sunt mobilia, Liv. 2, 37, 4.

With verb in the first person. With inf. pres. (so most freq.): atque hoc velim probare omnibus, etc., Cic. Prov. Cons. 20, 47: velim scire ecquid de te recordere, id. Tusc. 1, 6, 13: quare te, ut polliceris, videre plane velim, id. Att. 11, 9, 3: nec vero velim ... a calce ad carceres revocari, id. Sen. 23, 83: sed multitudo ea quid animorum ... habeat scire velim, Liv. 23, 12, 7: interrogare tamen velim, an Isocrates Attice dixerit, Quint. 12, 10, 22.—With perf. inf. act., Ov. P. 3, 1, 9 (v. II. A. 3. c.).

With acc. and inf.: quod velis, modo id velim me scire, Plaut. Cas. 2, 4, 8.—So with perf. pass. inf.: ego praeterquam quod nihil haustum ex vano velim, Fabium ... potissimum auctorem habui, Liv. 22, 7, 4.

With subj. pres.: eo velim tam facili uti possim et tam bono in me quam Curione, Cic. Att. 10, 8, 10 B. and K. ex conj. Müll. (Lachm., Hoffm. posse; al. possem).

Velim in the principal sentence of conditional clauses, I would, I should be willing: aetatem velim servire, Libanum ut (= si) conveniam modo, Plaut. As. 2, 2, 8: velim, si fieri possit, id. Truc. 2, 4, 12: si quid tibi compendi facere possim, factum edepol velim (redundant), id. ib. 2, 4, 26: si possim, velim, id. Stich. 4, 2, 9: nec velim (imitari orationes Thucydidis) si possim, Cic. Brut. 83, 287: si liceat, nulli cognitus esse velim, Ov. Tr. 5, 12, 42.

The other persons of velim in potential use (rare). Velis. Imperatively = cupito: quoniam non potest fieri quod vis, Id velis quod possit, Ter. And. 2, 1, 6: atque aliquos tamen esse velis tibi, alumna, penates, Verg. Cir. 331.

Declaratively with indef. subj.: quom inopia'st, cupias; quando ejus copia'st, tum non velis, then you (i.e. people, they) do not want it, Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 45.

Redundant, as a form of the imperative of the dependent verb, Ov. Am. 1, 4, 38 (v. I. A. 3. a. β ); id. H. 1, 80 (v. II. A. 1. b.); id. M. 2, 746 (v. II. A. 1. c.).

Velit. Modestly for vult: te super aetherias licentius auras Haud pater ille velit, etc., Verg. A. 7, 558: nemo enim minui velit id in quo maximus fuit, would like that to be diminished in which, etc., Quint. 12, 11, 6; cf. Verg. A. 2, 104, and Ov. H. 9, 7 (v. I. E. 1. c. supra).

So, poet., instead of vellet with perf. inf.: ut fiat, quid non illa dedisse velit? Ov. Am. 2, 17, 30.

= imperative of third person: arma velit, poscatque simul rapiatque juventus, Verg. A. 7, 340.—Redundantly, giving to the dependent verb the force of an imperative, Quint. 8, prooem. 12 (v. II. A. 1. c. supra; v. also I. A. 3. a. supra).

Velimus. In the optative sense of velim: sed scire velimus quod tibi nomen siet, Plaut. Pers. 4, 6, 18.

With imperative sense (= let us, we should, etc.), Quint. 6, 3, 28 (v. I. A. 2. d. supra).

Velitis = velim velitis (i. e. jubeatis, jubete): novos consules ita cum Samnite gerere bellum velitis ut omnia ante nos bella gesta sunt, Liv. 9, 8, 10.—So especially in velitis jubeatis, a formula in submitting a law to the votes of the people in the comitia centuriata or tributa, let it be resolved and ordered by you: rogatus in haec verba populus: velitis jubeatisne haec sic fieri, si respublica populi Romani Quiritium, etc., Liv. 22, 10, 2: velitis jubeatis, Quirites ... uti de eā re Ser. Sulpicius praetor urbanus ad senatum referat, etc., id. 38, 54, 3.—And parodied by Cic.: velitis jubeatis ut quod Cicero versum fecerit, Cic. Pis. 29, 72.—So in oblique discourse, vellent juberent: rogationem promulgavit, vellent juberent Philippo ... bellum indici, Liv. 31, 6, 1: vellent juberentne se regnare, id. 1, 46, 1; cf. in the resolution of the people: plebis sic jussit: quod senatus ... censeat, id volumus jubemusque, id. 26, 33, 14.

Velint, optative and redundant, Cic. Att. 11, 7, 7 (v. II. A. 1. d.); Ov. P. 1, 7, 8 (v. II. A. 1. c.). Vellem, as potential subjunctive, I wish, should like, should have liked, representing the wish as contrary to fact, while velim refers to a wish which may be realized: de Menedemo vellem verum fuisset, de reginā velim verum sit, Cic. Att. 15, 4, 4. It is not used with imperative force; cf.: quod scribis, putare te ... vellem scriberes, cur ita putares ... tu tamen velim scribas, Cic. Att. 11, 24, 5.—Often quam vellem, how I wish, i. e. I wish very much; and in the same sense: nimium vellem, v. infra. With verb in first person. With inf. pres., I wish, would like, referring to present or future actions: videre equidem vos vellem, cum huic aurum darem, Plaut. Poen. 3, 3, 68: vellem equidem idem posse gloriari quod Cyrus, Cic. Sen. 10, 32: vellem equidem vobis placere, Quirites, sed, etc., Liv. 3, 68, 9: quam fieri vellem meus libellus! Mart. 8, 72, 9.—With cuperem and optarem: nunc ego Triptolemi cuperem conscendere currus ... Nunc ego Medeae vellem frenare dracones ... Nunc ego jactandas optarem sumere pennas, etc., Ov. Tr. 3, 8, 1 sqq.

Rarely, I should have liked: tum equidem istuc os tuum inpudens videre nimium vellem! Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 49.—And in conditional sense: maerorem minui: dolorem nec potui, nec, si possem, vellem (i. e. minuere), Cic. Att. 12, 28, 2: certe ego, si sineres, titulum tibi reddere vellem, Ov. Tr. 4, 5, 13: sic nec amari quidem vellem (i. e. if I were in his place), Sen. Ira, 1, 20, 4.

With perf. inf., I wish I had: abiit, vah! Rogasse vellem, I wish I had asked him, Ter. Heaut. 5, 2, 25: maxime vellem semper tecum fuisse, Cic. Att. 8, 11, D, 5: quam vellem petisse ab eo quod audio Philippum impetrasse, id. ib. 10, 4, 10: non equidem vellem, quoniam nocitura fuerunt, Pieridum sacris imposuisse manum, Ov. Tr. 4, 1, 27: ante equidem summā de re statuisse, Latini, Et vellem, et fuerat melius, Verg. A. 11, 303.

With inf.-clause, the predicate being a perf. part. (v. I. B. 9. b. β, supra): virum me natam vellem, would I had been born a man! Ter. Phorm. 5, 3, 9.

With subj. imperf. (rare): quam vellem, Panaetium nostrum nobiscum haberemus, Cic. Rep. 1, 10, 15.

The subject of the dependent verb in the second person. With subj. imperf. (the regular construction): hodie igitur me videbit, ac vellem tum tu adesses, I wish you could be present, Cic. Att. 13, 7, 2: quam vellem de his etiam oratoribus tibi dicere luberet, I wish you would please, id. Brut. 71, 248.

With subj. pluperf., I wish you had: vellem Idibus Martiis me ad cenam invitasses, Cic. Fam. 12, 4, 1: quam vellem te ad Stoicos inclinavisses, id. Fin. 3, 3, 10: vellem suscepisses juvenem regendum, id. Att. 10, 6, 2: quam vellem Bruto studium tuum navare potuisses, id. ib. 15, 4, 5.

With ne and pluperf. subj.: tu vellem ne veritus esses ne parum libenter legerem tuas litteras, Cic. Fam. 7, 33, 2.

With ellipsis of verb: vera cantas, vana vellem (i. e. cantares). Plaut. Most. 3, 4, 41.

With verb in third person. With imperf. subj. (the regular construction): patrem atque matrem viverent vellem tibi (per ecthesin, v. I. E. b.), Plaut. Poen. 5, 2, 106: vellem adesset Antonius, modo sine advocatis, Cic. Phil. 1, 7, 16: vellem nobis hoc idem vere dicere liceret, id. Off. 3, 1, 1: vellem adesse posset Panaetius, id. Tusc. 1, 33, 81: vellem hoc esset laborare, id. Or. 2, 71, 287.

With pluperf. subj.: vellem aliqui ex vobis robustioribus hunc male dicendi locum suscepissent, Cic. Cael. 3, 7: vellem dictum esset ab eodem etiam de Dione, id. ib. 10, 23; so id. ib. 31, 74; id. Brut. 44, 163: quam vellem Dareus aliquid ex hac indole hausisset! Curt. 3, 32 (12), 26.

With inf.-clause. With inf. pres., I wish he were: quam non abesse ab hujus judicio L. Vulsionem vellem! Cic. Clu. 70, 198: nunc mihi ... Vellem, Maeonide, pectus inesse tuum, Ov. F. 2, 120.

With perf. inf. or part., I wish he had, had been: quam vellem Menedemum invitatum! Ter. Heaut. 1, 2, 11: epistulas, quas quidem vellem mihi numquam redditas, Cic. Att. 11, 22, 1.

With ellipsis of predicate: illud quoque vellem antea (i. e. factum, or factum esse), Cic. Att. 11, 23, 3.

With ut, Cic. Sull. 1, 1; id. Fam. 7, 33, 2 (v. I. C. 1. a. supra).

With acc. of a neuter pronoun or of a noun: aliquando sentiam us nihil nobis nisi, id quod minime vellem, spiritum reliquum esse, Cic. Att. 9, 19, 2: tris eos libros maxime nunc vellem: apti essent ad id quod cogito, I would like to have (cf. I. E. 1. a.), id. ib. 13, 22, 2.

In the other persons of vellem (mostly poet.). Velles. In optative sentences redundant, Verg. A. 11, 153 (v. II. A. 1. d.).

Of an indefinite subject: velles eum (Senecam) suo ingenio dixisse, alieno judicio, Quint. 10, 1, 130.

Vellet. In the potential sense of vellem: vellet abesse quidem; sed adest. Velletque videre, Non etiam sentire canum fera facta suorum, Ov. M. 3, 247.

Conditionally: quis vellet tanti nuntius esse mali (i. e. if in this situation)? Ov. H. 12, 146.

Vellent. In the potential sense of vellem: quam vellent aethere in alto Nunc of pauperiem et duros perferre labores! Verg. A. 6, 436.

Conditionally: nec superi vellent hoc licuisse sibi, would wish, i. e. if in this situation, Mart. 4, 44, 8. Volam and voluero. In gen.: respiciendus erit sermo stipulationis, utrumne talis sit: quem voluero, an quem volam. Nam si talis fuerit quem voluero, cum semel elegerit, mutare voluntatem non poterit; si vero ... quem volam, donec judicium dictet, mutandi potestatem habebit, Dig. 45, 1, 112.

Volam in principal sentences. = Engl. future, I shall wish, etc.: et commeminisse hoc ego volam te, I shall require you to recollect this, Plaut. Curc. 4, 2, 7: cum omnia habueris, tunc habere et sapientiam voles? will you also wish to have wisdom when? etc., Sen. Ep. 17, 8.

Denoting present probability: et scilicet jam me hoc voles patrem exorare, ut, etc., you doubtless wish me, etc., Ter. Heaut. 4, 3, 27.

In clauses dependent on predicates implying a future, generally rendered by an English present: quid si sors aliter quam voles evenerit? otherwise than as you wish, Plaut. Cas. 2, 5, 35: tum te, si voles, cum patriae quod debes solveris, satis diu vixisse dicito, then if you choose, if you will, Cic. Marcell. 9, 27: decedes cum voles, id. Att. 6, 3, 2: qui magis effugies eos qui volent fingere? those who are bent upon inventing, who will invent, falsehoods, id. ib. 8, 2, 2; cf. id. ib. 1, 1, 4; id. Verr. 2, 4, 25, § 55; id. Prov. Cons. 9, 24: quod voles gratum esse, rarum effice, Sen. Ben. 1, 14, 1; cf. id. Brev. Vit. 7, 9: si di volent, the gods permitting, August. ap. Suet. Calig. 8: invenies, vere si reperire voles, Ov. P. 3, 1, 34; cf. Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 78; Tib. 1, 4, 45.—So, voluero: quem (locum) si qui vitare voluerit, sex milium circuitu in oppidum pervenit, who wishes to avoid this spot, Caes. B. C. 2, 24. Si vis, parenthetically. If you please (cf. sis, supra init.): paulum opperirier, Si vis, Ter. Eun. 5, 2, 52: audi, si vis, nunc jam, id. Ad. 2, 1, 30: dic, si vis, de quo disputari velis, Cic. Tusc. 2, 5, 13.

If you wish, choose, insist upon it: hanc quoque jucunditatem, si vis, transfer in animum, Cic. Fin. 2, 4, 14: addam, si vis, animi, etc., id. ib. 2, 27, 89: concedam hoc ipsum, si vis, etc., id. Div. 2, 15, 34. Quam, with any person of the pres. indic. or subj., or imperf. subj. or future, = quamvis, in a concessive sense, virtually, however, however much. 3d pers. sing.: quod illa, quam velit sit potens, numquam impetravisset (= quamvis sit potens), however powerful she may be, Cic. Cael. 26, 63: C. Gracchus dixit, sibi in somnis Ti. fratrem visum esse dicere, quam vellet cunctaretur, tamen eodem sibi leto ... esse pereundum, id. Div. 1, 26, 56: quam volet jocetur, id. N. D. 2, 17, 46.

1st pers. plur.: quam volumus licet ipsi nos amemus, tamen, etc., Cic. Har. Resp. 9, 19.

2d pers. plur.: exspectate facinus quam vultis improbum, vincam tamen, etc., expect a crime, however wicked (ever so wicked), etc., Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 5, § 11; but: hac actione quam voletis multi dicent, as many as you choose, id. ib. 2, 2, 42, § 102.

3d pers. plur.: quam volent illi cedant, tamen a re publicā revocabuntur, Cic. Phil. 2, 44, 113: quam volent in conviviis faceti, dicaces, etc., sint, alia fori vis est, alia triclinii, id. Cael. 28, 67; but: et ceteri quam volent magnas pecunias capere possint, as much money as they choose, id. Verr. 2, 2, 58, § 142. Volo = malo, to prefer, with a comparative clause (rare): quodsi in ceteris quoque studiis a multis eligere homines commodissimum quodque, quam sese uni alicui certo vellent addicere, = si se eligere mallent quam se uni addicere, Cic. Inv. 2, 2, 5: malae rei quam nullius duces esse volunt, Liv. 3, 68, 11: famaene credi velis quanta urbs a te capta sit, quam posteris quoque eam spectando esse? id. 25, 29, 6. With magis and maxime. Magis velle: ut tu illam salvam magis velles quam ego, you wish more than I, etc., Ter. Hec. 2, 2, 17.

With maxime, to wish above all, more than any thing or any one else, to be most agreeable to one, to like best, to prefer (among more than two alternatives): quia id maxime volo ut illi istoc confugiant, wish above all, Plaut. Most. 5, 1, 49; so id. Trin. 3, 2, 38: maxime vellem, judices, ut P. Sulla, etc., Cic. Sull. 1, 1: caritate nos capiunt reges, consilio optimates, libertate populi, ut in comparando difficile ad eligendum sit, quid maxime velis, which you prefer, like best, id. Rep. 1, 35, 55; so, quemadmodum ego maxime vellem, id. Att. 13