DO Definition

Define what is DO?

1. brawl, DO, bash (noun)

an uproarious party.

    Synonyms: brawl, bash

    party noun
    an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment.

    2. DO, make (verb)

    engage in.

    • make love, not war.
    • make an effort.
    • do research.
    • do nothing.
    • make revolution.
    Synonyms: make

    overdo, exaggerate verb
    do something to an excessive degree.

    3. doh, DO, UT (noun)

    the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization.

      Synonyms: doh, UT

      solfa syllable noun
      one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization.

      4. perform, DO, execute (verb)

      carry out or perform an action.

      • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters.
      • the skater executed a triple pirouette.
      • she did a little dance.
      Synonyms: perform, execute

      click off verb
      perform or finish an action rapidly.

      carry verb
      sing or play against other voices or parts.

      pipe up verb
      begin to play or sing.

      declaim, recite verb
      recite in elocution.

      serenade verb
      sing and play for somebody.

      cut corners verb
      do something the cheapest or easiest way.

      stunt verb
      perform a stunt or stunts.

      cut verb
      perform or carry out.

      blaze away verb
      perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly.

      scamp verb
      perform hastily and carelessly.

      churn out verb
      perform in a mechanical way.

      premier, premiere verb
      perform a work for the first time.

      star verb
      be the star in a performance.

      appear verb
      appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc..

      practise, rehearse, practice verb
      engage in a rehearsal (of).

      ad-lib, extemporise, improvise, improvize, extemporize verb
      perform without preparation.

      interpret, render verb
      give an interpretation or rendition of.

      conduct, direct, lead verb
      lead, as in the performance of a composition.

      make verb
      perform or carry out.

      5. Doctor of Osteopathy, DO (noun)

      doctor's degree in osteopathy.


        doctor's degree, doctorate noun
        one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university.

        6. DO, perform (verb)

        get (something) done.

        • I did my job.
        Synonyms: perform

        overachieve verb
        perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected.

        turn verb
        accomplish by rotating.

        underachieve, underperform verb
        perform less well or with less success than expected.

        misdo verb
        do wrongly or improperly.

        do one's best, give full measure, give one's best, go all out verb
        perform a task as well as possible.

        ply verb
        apply oneself diligently.

        7. fare, get along, DO, make out, come (verb)

        proceed or get along.

        • How is she doing in her new job?.
        • How are you making out in graduate school?.
        • He's come a long way.

        proceed, go verb
        follow a certain course.

        8. cause, DO, make (verb)

        give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.

        • cause a commotion.
        • make a stir.
        • cause an accident.
        Synonyms: cause, make

        create, make verb
        make or cause to be or to become.


        SHAPE, determine, influence, regulate, mold verb
        shape or influence; give direction to.

        initiate, pioneer verb
        take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of.

        effect, effectuate, set up verb

        make verb
        compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way.

        occasion verb
        give occasion to.

        call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke verb
        evoke or provoke to appear or occur.

        breed, engender, spawn verb
        call forth.

        incite, motivate, prompt, actuate, propel, move verb
        give an incentive for action.

        impel, force verb
        urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate.

        facilitate verb
        increase the likelihood of (a response).

        9. practice, exercise, practise, DO (verb)

        carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.

        • practice law.

        shamanise, shamanize verb
        practice shamanism.

        10. suffice, answer, DO, serve (verb)

        be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity.

        • A few words would answer.
        • This car suits my purpose well.
        • Will $100 do?.
        • A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school.
        • Nothing else will serve.
        Synonyms: suffice, answer, serve

        live up to, satisfy, fulfill, fulfil verb
        meet the requirements or expectations of.


        bridge over, tide over, keep going verb
        suffice for a period between two points.

        go a long way verb
        suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent.

        serve, function verb
        serve a purpose, role, or function.

        measure up, qualify verb
        prove capable or fit; meet requirements.

        go around verb
        be sufficient.

        11. DO, make (verb)

        create or design, often in a certain way.

        • Do my room in blue.
        • I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest.
        Synonyms: make
        Antonyms: unmake, undo (verb)

        deprive of certain characteristics.


        create, make verb
        create by artistic means.

        12. behave, act, DO (verb)

        behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.

        • You should act like an adult.
        • Don't behave like a fool.
        • What makes her do this way?.
        • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people.
        Synonyms: behave, act

        act involuntarily, act reflexively verb
        act in an uncontrolled manner.

        bend over backwards, fall over backwards verb
        try very hard to please someone.

        presume verb
        take liberties or act with too much confidence.

        vulgarise, vulgarize verb
        act in a vulgar manner.

        optimise, optimize verb
        act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world.

        quack verb
        act as a medical quack or a charlatan.

        menace verb
        act in a threatening manner.

        make verb
        act in a certain way so as to acquire.

        bluster, swagger, swash verb
        act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner.

        freeze verb
        suddenly behave coldly and formally.

        wanton verb
        behave extremely cruelly and brutally.

        romanticize verb
        act in a romantic way.

        sentimentise, sentimentize, sentimentalise, sentimentalize verb
        act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression.

        bungle verb
        spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly.

        toy, play verb
        engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously.

        act as, act, play verb
        pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.

        stooge verb
        act as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner.

        jest, joke verb
        act in a funny or teasing way.

        piffle verb
        act in a trivial or ineffective way.

        make verb
        behave in a certain way.

        make as if verb
        begin or appear to begin an action.

        lose it, break down, snap verb
        lose control of one's emotions.

        dally, dawdle verb
        waste time.

        backslap verb
        display excessive cordiality (towards).

        hugger mugger verb
        act stealthily or secretively.

        sauce verb
        behave saucily or impudently towards.

        footle verb
        act foolishly, as by talking nonsense.

        frivol, trifle verb
        act frivolously.

        swell, puff up verb
        become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger.

        follow verb
        accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of.

        loosen up, relax verb
        become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner.

        rage, ramp, storm verb
        behave violently, as if in state of a great anger.

        13. serve, DO (verb)

        spend time in prison or in a labor camp.

        • He did six years for embezzlement.
        Synonyms: serve

        spend, pass verb
        pass time in a specific way.


        admit verb
        serve as a means of entrance.

        14. manage, DO (verb)

        carry on or function.

        • We could do with a little more help around here.
        Synonyms: manage

        15. coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, DO, dress, Set (verb)

        arrange attractively.

        • dress my hair for the wedding.

        neaten, groom verb
        care for one's external appearance.


        bob verb
        cut hair in the style of a bob.

        Wave verb
        set waves in.

        16. DO (verb)

        travel or traverse (a distance).

        • This car does 150 miles per hour.
        • We did 6 miles on our hike every day.

        go, locomote, move, travel verb
        change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.

        Nearby Terms

        do a job on (verb)
        destroy completely or make ugly or useless

        do away with (verb)
        terminate, end, or take out

        do by (verb)
        interact in a certain way

        do drugs (verb)
        use recreational drugs

        do good (verb)
        be beneficial for

        do in (verb)
        get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

        do it (verb)
        have sexual intercourse with

        do justice (verb)
        bring out fully or to advantage

        do one's best (verb)
        perform a task as well as possible

        do the dishes (verb)
        wash dishes

        do the honors (verb)
        act as the host and receive or introduce one's guests

        do up (verb)
        wrap for decorative purposes

        do well (verb)
        act in one's own or everybody's best interest

        do well by (verb)
        treat with respect and consideration

        do work (verb)
        be employed