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Definition 1: the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization

Definition 2: doctor's degree in osteopathy - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university

Definition 3: an uproarious party - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

Definition 4: arrange attractively - [verb of body]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dress my hair for the wedding

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of do ) cut hair in the style of a bob

"Bernice bobs her hair these days!"

(... is a kind of do ) set waves in

"she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

(do has a similar meaning as ...) give a neat appearance to

"groom the dogs" "dress the horses"

Definition 5: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself - [verb of body]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for do in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of do ) act in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of do ) act in a funny or teasing way

(... is a kind of do ) act in a trivial or ineffective way

(... is a kind of do ) behave in a certain way

"make merry"

(... is a kind of do ) begin or appear to begin an action

"He made as if to shake my hand"

(... is a kind of do ) lose control of one's emotions

"When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely" "When her baby died, she snapped"

(... is a kind of do ) waste time

"Get busy--don't dally!"

(... is a kind of do ) display excessive cordiality (towards)

"he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings"

(... is a kind of do ) act stealthily or secretively

(... is a kind of do ) behave saucily or impudently towards

(... is a kind of do ) act foolishly, as by talking nonsense

(... is a kind of do ) act frivolously

(... is a kind of do ) become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger

"The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"

(... is a kind of do ) accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of

"Let's follow our great helmsman!" "She followed a guru for years"

(... is a kind of do ) become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

"our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"

(... is a kind of do ) act as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner

"He stooged for the flamboyant Senator"

(... is a kind of do ) behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

(... is a kind of do ) try very hard to please someone

"She falls over backwards when she sees her mother-in-law"

(... is a kind of do ) take liberties or act with too much confidence

(... is a kind of do ) act in a vulgar manner

"The drunkard tends to vulgarize"

(... is a kind of do ) act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world

(... is a kind of do ) act as a medical quack or a charlatan

(... is a kind of do ) act in a threatening manner

"A menacing person"

(... is a kind of do ) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

(... is a kind of do ) act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

(... is a kind of do ) suddenly behave coldly and formally

"She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

(... is a kind of do ) behave extremely cruelly and brutally

(... is a kind of do ) act in a romantic way

(... is a kind of do ) act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression

(... is a kind of do ) spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly

"I bungled it!"

(... is a kind of do ) engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously

"They played games on their opponents" "play the stock market" "play with her feelings" "toy with an idea"

(do has a similar meaning as ...) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

"He acted the idiot" "She plays deaf when the news are bad"

(do has a similar meaning as ...) behave unnaturally or affectedly

"She's just acting"

Definition 6: create or design, often in a certain way - [verb of creation]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do my room in blue
  • I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) create by artistic means

"create a poem" "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music" "Picasso created Cubism" "Auden made verses"

Definition 7: carry out or perform an action - [verb of creation]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of do ) perform or finish an action rapidly

"The game was clicked off in 1:48"

(... is a kind of do ) lead, as in the performance of a composition

"conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

(... is a kind of do ) give an interpretation or rendition of

"The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

(... is a kind of do ) perform without preparation

"he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

(... is a kind of do ) engage in a rehearsal (of)

(... is a kind of do ) appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.

"Gielgud appears briefly in this movie" "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"

(... is a kind of do ) be the star in a performance

(... is a kind of do ) perform a work for the first time

(... is a kind of do ) perform in a mechanical way

(... is a kind of do ) perform hastily and carelessly

(... is a kind of do ) perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly

"Mr. Jones blazed away in one passage after another to loud applause"

(... is a kind of do ) perform or carry out

"cut a caper"

(... is a kind of do ) perform a stunt or stunts

(... is a kind of do ) do something the cheapest or easiest way

"Cut corners to make a cheaper product"

(... is a kind of do ) sing and play for somebody

"She was serenaded by her admirers"

(... is a kind of do ) recite in elocution

(... is a kind of do ) begin to play or sing

(... is a kind of do ) sing or play against other voices or parts

"He cannot carry a tune"

(... is a kind of do ) perform or carry out

"make a decision" "make a move" "make advances" "make a phone call"

Definition 8: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally - [verb of creation]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cause a commotion
  • make a stir
  • cause an accident

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of do ) shape or influence; give direction to

"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

(... is a kind of do ) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

(... is a kind of do ) give an incentive for action

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

(... is a kind of do ) call forth

(... is a kind of do ) evoke or provoke to appear or occur

"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

(... is a kind of do ) give occasion to

(... is a kind of do ) compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way

"People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!" "Heat makes you sweat"

(... is a kind of do ) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

(... is a kind of do ) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of do ) increase the likelihood of (a response)

"The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"

Definition 9: travel or traverse (a distance) - [verb of motion]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(do is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of do ) do something to an excessive degree

"He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"

(do has a similar meaning as ...) perform or carry out

"make a decision" "make a move" "make advances" "make a phone call"

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practice law

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of do ) practice shamanism

(do implies ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We could do with a little more help around here

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I did my job

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

(... is a kind of do ) perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected

"His daughter always overachieves"

(... is a kind of do ) accomplish by rotating

"turn a somersault" "turn cartwheels"

(... is a kind of do ) perform less well or with less success than expected

"John consistently underachieves, although he is very able" "My stocks underperformed last year"

(... is a kind of do ) do wrongly or improperly

"misdo one's job"

(... is a kind of do ) perform a task as well as possible

"The cast gives full measure every night"

(... is a kind of do ) apply oneself diligently

"Ply one's trade"

Definition 14: proceed or get along - [verb of stative]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) follow a certain course

"The inauguration went well" "how did your interview go?"

Definition 15: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity - [verb of stative]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) meet the requirements or expectations of

(... is a kind of do ) suffice for a period between two points

"This money will keep us going for another year"

(... is a kind of do ) suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent

(... is a kind of do ) serve a purpose, role, or function

"The tree stump serves as a table" "The female students served as a control group" "This table would serve very well" "His freedom served him well" "The table functions as a desk"

(... is a kind of do ) prove capable or fit; meet requirements

(... is a kind of do ) be sufficient

"There's not enough to go around"

Definition 16: spend time in prison or in a labor camp - [verb of stative]

Samples where do or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He did six years for embezzlement

Synonyms for do in the sense of this definition

(do is a kind of ...) use up a period of time in a specific way

"how are you spending your summer vacation?"

(... is a kind of do ) serve as a means of entrance

"This ticket will admit one adult to the show"

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