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do

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of do

  1. 1 a social gathering it's supposed to be some sort of fancy do Synonyms of do affair, bash, binge, blast, blowout, party, event, fete (or fête), function, get-together, powwow, reception, shindigWords Related to do benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger (also keg party), klatch (also klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree (or soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party

  2. 2 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned issued a long list of dos and don'ts before we even started the project Synonyms of do behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, command, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, wordWords Related to do demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statuteNear Antonyms of do appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion

  3. 3 a style or arrangement of hair you can tell that the picture was taken in the 1980s from my permed do Synonyms of do coiffure, cut, hairdo, haircut, hairstyleWords Related to do Afro, conk, cornrow, dreadlocks, perm, permanent; beehive, big hair, bun, chignon, French twist, pageboy, pug, updo, upsweep; bob, buzz cut, crew cut, crop, fade, Mohawk, shag, shingle, trim; braid, pigtail, plait, ponytail, queue; comb-over, ducktail, pompadour, roach

  4. 4 archaic  something one must do because of prior agreement in this hour of national crisis everyone must do their do Synonyms of do burden, charge, commitment, devoir, obligation [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, need, office, responsibilityWords Related to do oath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onusNear Antonyms of do grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection

  5. 5 chiefly dialect  a state of noisy, confused activity in that small town a great deal of do could come from very little indeed Synonyms of do ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, commotion [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooWords Related to do cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms of do calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness


do

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of do

  1. 1 to be fitting or proper that outfit just won't do for the opera Synonyms of do befit, beseem [archaic], fit [archaic], go, serve, suit Words Related to do satisfy, suffice; function, work Phrases fill the bill (or fit the bill)

  2. 2 to be enough even half of that amount of sugar will do Synonyms of do serve, sufficeWords Related to do answer, suit; assuage, content, quench, sate, satiate, satisfy

  3. 3 to carry through (as a process) to completion do as much as you can and leave the rest Synonyms of do accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry off, carry out, commit, compass, perform, execute, follow through (with), fulfill (or fulfil), make, negotiate, perpetrate, prosecute, pull off, put throughWords Related to do bring about, effect, effectuate, implement; ace, nail; engage (in), practice (also practise); work (at); reduplicate, reenact, repeat; actualize, attain, realize; complete, end, finish, wind upNear Antonyms of do fail; skimp, slight, slur

  4. 4 to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming did the living room in French provincial style Synonyms of do adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, decorate, doll up, do up, drape, dress, embellish, emblaze, emboss, enrich, fancify, fancy up, festoon, garnish, glitz (up), grace, gussy up, ornament, pretty (up), trimWords Related to do accessorize, dress up, trap, trick (out); brighten, freshen, smarten, spruce (up); boss, chase; braid, embroider, feather, figure, filigree, fillet, flounce, frill, fringe, furbelow, garland, hang, lace, ribbon, swag, wreathe; appliqué, gild, paint; diamond, gem, impearl, jewel, pearl; redecorate, redoNear Antonyms of do simplify, streamline; bare, denude, dismantle, display, divest, expose, reveal, strip, uncover; uglifyAntonyms of do blemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil

  5. 5 to meet one's day-to-day needs I'm doing just fine Synonyms of do cope, get along, fare, get by, get on, make out, manage, shiftWords Related to do carry on, contrive, scrape (by or through), scrounge; last, survive; eke out, scrape (out), squeeze, wrest, wring; afford, swingNear Antonyms of do collapse, fail, fall short, fizzle, flounder; decline, peter (out), slump, wane; give up

  6. 6 to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) this neighborhood cleanup effort might just do some good Synonyms of do beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, effect, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yieldWords Related to do conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn outNear Antonyms of do impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench

  7. 7 to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of the laughing partygoers begged their host to do Marlon Brando again Synonyms of do burlesque, caricature, mimic, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travestyWords Related to do lampoon, pasquinade, satirize; deride, gibe (or jibe), ridicule; ape, copycat, monkey, parrot; duplicate, emulate, replicate, reproduce; act, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, sham, simulate; elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out), overdraw, overstate, put on; mime, pantomime; impersonate, perform, personate, play

  8. 8 to move forward along a course how are you doing with the house restoration? Synonyms of do advance, come, come along, go, fare, forge, get along, get on, go along, go off, march, pace, proceed, progressWords Related to do accelerate, fast-forward, speed; approach, near; journey, pass, repair, run, travel, wend; actuate, drive, impel, propel, push; take outNear Antonyms of do arrest, balk, block, check, detain, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, nip, obstruct, slow (down or up), stem; repress, retard, stunt, suppress; delay, interrupt, stall; cramp, hamper, inhibit; cease, let up, pause; regress; waitAntonyms of do remain, stand, stay, stop

  9. 9 to present a portrayal or performance of she's done Eliza Doolittle on the stage so many times that she can probably play the flower girl in her sleep Synonyms of do act, impersonate, interpret, perform, play, portrayWords Related to do depict, dramatize, render, represent; act out, enact, pantomime, playact, role-play, take on; overact, overplay, underplay; ape, clown, ham, imitate, masquerade, mime, mimic, pose (as); star (in); coact, costar

  10. 10 to rob by the use of trickery or threats did them out of their savings with surprising ease Synonyms of do beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, fleece, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to do extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk

  11. 11 to strike repeatedly no one is sure who did them in that alley Synonyms of do bash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, beat, drub, fib [British], flog, hammer, hide, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lash, lather, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work overWords Related to do assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate

  12. 12 to take place nothing's ever doing in this boring little town Synonyms of do be, befall, betide, chance, come, come about, come down, come off, cook, happen, go down [slang], go on, hap, occur, pass, transpireWords Related to do break, develop, rise, shape (up); arise, come up, crop (up), materialize, spring (up); intervene; fall out, follow, result, turn out; go off, proceed


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