Synonyms of 'do'
to improveI was trying to do some work.
people who have performed outstanding acts of bravery
Modern medicine can work miracles.
achieve, , , ,
There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
He had just completed his first novel.
If the clubs cannot conclude a deal, an independent tribunal will decide.
If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
We are going to execute our campaign plan to the letter.
the quiet competence with which he discharged his many duties
This would free them to transact business across the state lines.
to conduct oneselfI go where I will and I do as I please.
He'd behaved badly.
a gang of youths who were acting suspiciously
The way he conducts himself reflects on the party.
Try to deport yourselves like civilized human beings.
Most men acquitted themselves well throughout the action.
I'll do the dinner, you can help.
You wash while I make some lunch.
She found him in the kitchen, preparing dinner.
She fixed some food for us.
She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
We need someone to help organize our campaign.
be responsible for, ,
I'll have a room made ready for him.
to find an answer to (a problem or puzzle)I could have done the crossword.
She did well at school.
I asked how he was getting on.
How did your mother manage when your sister left for university?
He was not faring well.
The defence is not yet ready to proceed with the trial.
He wondered how they were making out.
The high street banks continue to prosper.
You can't get along without money.
to work at as a course of study or a jobAnd what does he do for a living?
be employed at,
earn a living at,
have as an occupation,
have as a profession
I've always wanted to do a show on his life.
The theatre is presenting a new production of `Hamlet'.
She stretched her arms out and gave a great yawn.
What made you decide to show your paintings?
She told her parents of her desire to act.
I'm going to produce the show and write the scripts.
She staged her first play at the Edinburgh Festival.
students performing Shakespeare's Macbeth
mounting an exhibition of historical Tiffany jewellery
to be adequateA plain old `I love you' won't do.
We must ensure we answer real needs.
This little book should serve.
They will only release information if it suits them.
The procedures should satisfy certain basic requirements.
A far shorter letter will suffice.
be of use,
cut the mustard,
fill the bill (informal),
to cheat or rob(informal) I'll tell you how they did me.
He cheated people out of their life savings.
He'll be upset when he finds out how you tricked him.
He claimed that the businessman had conned him out of his life savings.
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
She claims he fleeced her out of thousands of pounds.
He recently hoaxed a number of celebrities.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
take (someone) for a ride (informal),
pull a fast one on (informal), ,
The company have done a range of tops.
The company produces circuitry for communications systems.
They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
He's creating a whole new language of painting.
Several countries developed a revised budget.
The first three models are being manufactured at our factory in Manchester.
The boxes should be constructed from rough-sawn timber.
He invented the first electric clock.
No-one knows who originated this story.
All the tools are fabricated from high-quality steel.
The bedroom is done in lavenders and pinks.
to make tidy or elegantI did her hair and her make-up.
a compromise designed to please everyone
classically styled clothes
He's so careless about dressing his hair.
The songs were arranged by a well-known pianist.
The desk was fashioned out of oak.
Like it or not, our families shape our lives.
Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.
scripts tailored to American comedy audiences
to give or grantWould you do me a favour?
France has agreed to grant him political asylum.
a bill that will give extra rights to thousands of elderly people
Please allow 28 days for delivery.
On his return home, the government accorded him the rank of Colonel.
I was permitted to bring my camera into the concert.
Our constitution does not permit the sending of troops.
a powerful, bizarre, and beautifully rendered story
An honorary degree was conferred on him by the University of Vienna.
The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him.
to work at as a course of study or a jobShe's doing English for her Higher Certificate.
He read through the pages slowly and carefully.
They research the needs of both employers and staff.
Gas officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.
This book teaches you to analyse causes of stress in your life.
be taught, ,
take a course in,
take classes in,
swot (up) on (British, informal)
to achieve a particular speed, amount, or rateHe was clocked doing 138mph.
to visit (a place) as a tourist(informal) Families doing Europe can hire one of these motor-homes.
a party or other social event(informal British, New Zealand) They always have all-night dos there.
We threw a huge birthday party.
He spoke today before a large gathering of world leaders.
We were going down to a function in London.
Breakfast will be a cheerless affair for the minister this morning.
It will be a unique family occasion.
There was a celebration in our house that night.
a glittering wedding reception
one of the biggest showbiz bashes of the year
rave (British, slang),
an all-night rave
I arranged a get-together at my home.
festivity, , ,
The festivities included a firework display.
social gathering, ,
hooley or hoolie mainly Irish, New Zealand)
See do away with someone
See do for something or someone
See do's and don'ts
See do someone in
See do something in
See do something out
See do something up
Do unto others what you would they should do unto you
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in the sense of accomplish
to completeIf we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
in the sense of accord
to grantOn his return home, the government accorded him the rank of Colonel.
in the sense of achieve
to gain by hard work or effortThere are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
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