Synonyms of do in English:

do


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verb

1‘she is expected to do most of the manual work’

SYNONYMS
carry out, undertake, discharge, execute, perpetrate, perform, accomplish, implement, achieve, complete, finish, conclude
bring about, engineer, effect, realize
informal pull off
rare effectuate

2‘they are free to do as they please’

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act, behave, conduct oneself, acquit oneself
rare comport oneself, deport oneself

3‘if you can't get espresso, regular coffee will do’

SYNONYMS
suffice, be adequate, be satisfactory, be acceptable, be good enough, be of use, fill the bill, fit the bill, answer the purpose, serve the purpose, meet one's needs, pass muster
be enough, be sufficient
informal make the grade, cut the mustard, be up to snuff

4‘the boys will do the dinner when they get home’

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prepare, make, get ready, fix, produce, see to, arrange, organize, be responsible for, be in charge of, look after, take on

5‘he noticed a portrait I had been doing’

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paint, draw, sketch
make, create, produce, turn out, fashion, design, fabricate, manufacture
informal knock up, knock together, knock off

6‘each room was done in a different colour’

SYNONYMS
decorate, furnish, adorn, ornament, embellish
deck out, trick out, trim
informal do up
British informal tart up

7‘her maid would dress her and then do her hair’

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style, arrange, adjust, groom, preen, primp, prink
brush, comb, wash, dry, cut
informal fix

8‘I was doing a show to raise money for our local scouts’

SYNONYMS
put on, present, produce, give
perform in, act in, play in, take part in, participate in, be involved in, be engaged in

9‘thanks—you've done me a favour’

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grant, pay, render, afford, give, bestow

10‘I'm doing the VAT on a multiple dispatch’

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work out, figure out, calculate, add up
solve, resolve, puzzle out, decipher
British tot up

11‘she's doing archaeology at university’

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study, read, learn, take a course in, take classes in, be taught

12‘what does he do?’

SYNONYMS
do for a living, work at, be employed as, earn a living as, earn a living at
what is …'s job?

13‘he was doing well at college’

SYNONYMS
get on, get along, progress, fare, make out, get by, manage, cope, survive
succeed, prosper

14‘he was caught doing 80mph in a 50mph area’

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drive at, travel at, go at, proceed at, move at

15‘the cyclists do 30 to 40 miles per day’

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travel, journey, go, cover, travel over, pass over, journey over, traverse, cross, range over, put behind one, get under one's belt, attain, achieve, log
informal chalk up, notch up

16‘we're doing Scotland this summer’

SYNONYMS
visit, tour, sightsee in, look around, look round, take in the sights of

noun

1‘he invited us to this do in his mansion’

SYNONYMS
party, reception, gathering, celebration, function, affair, event, social event, social occasion, social function, social
soirée
West Indian jump-up
Judaism simcha
North American levee
informal bash, blowout, rave, shindig, shindy, shebang, junket
British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, jolly, beanfeast, bunfight, beano
Australian, New Zealand informal shivoo, rage, jollo
South African informal jol
informal, dated ding-dong

Phrases

    do someone out of something

    ‘he tried to do them out of their livestock profits’


    SYNONYMS
    swindle out of, cheat out of, trick out of, prevent from having, prevent from gaining, deprive of, dispossess of, rob of, strip of, relieve of
    informal con out of, diddle out of
    do someone or something in

    1‘the poor devil's been done in’


    SYNONYMS
    kill, put to death, do to death, put an end to, finish off, take the life of, end the life of, murder, assassinate, execute, slaughter, butcher, wipe out, mow down, shoot down, cut down
    dispatch, liquidate, exterminate, eliminate, eradicate, destroy
    informal do away with, bump off, knock off, polish off, top, take out, snuff out, snuff, erase, croak, stiff, zap, blow away, blow someone's brains out, give someone the works
    North American informal ice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
    North American euphemistic terminate with extreme prejudice
    literary slay

    2‘the long walk home did me in’


    SYNONYMS
    wear out, tire out, exhaust, fatigue, weary, overtire, drain, prostrate, enervate, devitalize
    informal fag out, shatter, whack, poop, take it out of

    3‘I did my back in and I can't work any more’


    SYNONYMS
    injure, hurt, damage, maim, cripple, disable, paralyse
    British informal knacker
    do something out

    ‘the basement is done out in limed oak’


    SYNONYMS
    decorate, furnish, adorn, ornament, embellish
    deck out, trick out, trim
    informal do up
    British informal tart up
    do something up

    1‘she stopped to do her bootlace up’


    SYNONYMS
    fasten, tie, tie up, lace, knot, make a knot in, tie a bow in
    make fast, secure, bind, tighten
    ANTONYMS

    undo

    2‘he's had his house done up’


    SYNONYMS
    renovate, refurbish, refit, restore, redecorate, decorate, revamp, make over, modernize, improve, spruce up, smarten up, brighten up, prettify, enhance
    informal fix up, vamp up, give something a facelift
    British informal tart up, posh up
    North American informal rehab
    do someone over

    ‘some men had been sent to do him over’


    SYNONYMS
    beat up, assault, attack, mug, batter, thrash, pummel, pound
    knock about, knock around, work over, clobber, rough up, fill in, beat the living daylights out of, let someone have it
    British have a go at, duff someone up
    North American beat up on
    do for someone

    1‘if we lose those values, we are done for’


    SYNONYMS
    ruin, destroy, reduce to nothing, spoil, mar, injure, blight, shatter, scotch, mess up
    British informal scupper
    Australian informal euchre
    vulgar slang fuck up
    archaic bring to naught

    2‘it was drink that did for him’


    SYNONYMS
    kill, cause the death of, end the life of, take the life of, finish off
    informal polish off, do in, knock off, take out
    literary slay
    do without

    ‘they were forced to do without certain bodily comforts’


    SYNONYMS
    forgo, dispense with, abstain from, refrain from, eschew, give up, renounce, forswear, swear off, keep off, keep away from, manage without
    informal lay off, cut out, quit, give something a miss
    do someone or something down

    ‘he loves an opportunity to do down his colleagues’


    SYNONYMS
    belittle, disparage, denigrate, run down, deprecate, depreciate, cast aspersions on, discredit, vilify, defame, decry, criticize, abuse, insult, malign
    North American slur
    informal do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, take apart, pull apart, pick holes in, drag through the mud, have a go at, hit out at, knock, slam, pan, bash, bad-mouth, look down one's nose at
    British informal rubbish, slate, slag off
    rare asperse, derogate, minify
    do away with

    1‘they want to do away with the old customs’


    SYNONYMS
    abolish, quash, get rid of, discard, remove, eliminate, discontinue, cancel, stop, end, terminate, put an end to, put a stop to, call a halt to, dispense with, drop, abandon, give up
    informal bin, scrap, ditch, dump, axe, cut out, pack in, get shut of, pull the plug on, knock something on the head, give something the chop
    British informal get shot of
    ANTONYMS

    uphold

    2‘she tried to do away with her husband’


    SYNONYMS
    kill, put to death, do to death, put an end to, finish off, take the life of, end the life of, murder, assassinate, execute, slaughter, butcher, wipe out, mow down, shoot down, cut down
    dispatch, liquidate, exterminate, eliminate, eradicate, destroy
    informal do in, bump off, knock off, polish off, top, take out, snuff out, snuff, erase, croak, stiff, zap, blow away, blow someone's brains out, give someone the works
    North American informal ice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
    North American euphemistic terminate with extreme prejudice
    literary slay
    have something to do with

    ‘what does this have to do with me?’


    SYNONYMS
    relate to, apply to, be relevant to, have relevance to, concern, refer to, have reference to, belong to, pertain to, be pertinent to, bear on, have a bearing on, appertain to, affect, involve, cover, touch
    archaic regard
    have nothing to do with

    ‘we have nothing to do with it and ignore it’


    SYNONYMS
    steer clear of, avoid, shun, evade, eschew, shy away from, fight shy of, recoil from, keep away from, keep one's distance from, give a wide berth to, leave alone
    snub, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, ignore, turn one's back on