vb takes an infinitive without: to or an implied infinitive, used as an auxiliary
1 to form the past tense or subjunctive mood of will1
2 with: you, he, she, it, they, or a noun as subject to indicate willingness or desire in a polite manner
would you help me, please?
3 to describe a past action as being accustomed or habitual
every day we would go for walks
4 I wish would that he were here See at should
1 Usually derogatory wanting or professing to be
a would-be politician
2 intended to be
3 Derogatory a person who wants or professes to be something that he is not
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