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Due vs. Do — What's the Difference?

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Due

Payable immediately or on demand.
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Do

To perform or execute; carry out
Do one's assigned task.
Do a series of business deals.
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Due

Owed as a debt; owing
The amount still due.
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Do

To fulfill the requirements of
Did my duty at all times.
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Due

In accord with right, convention, or courtesy; appropriate
Due esteem.
All due respect.
Apr 06, 2018
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Do

To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties
That talk show host just doesn't do subtle.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Meeting special requirements; sufficient
We have due cause to honor them.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To participate in (a meal or an activity) with another person
Let's do brunch on Sunday.
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Due

Expected or scheduled, especially appointed to arrive
Their plane is due in 15 minutes.
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Do

To produce, especially by creative effort
Do a play on Broadway.
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Due

Expected to give birth.
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Do

To play the part or role of in a creative production
Did Elizabeth I in the film.
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Due

Anticipated; looked for
A long due promotion.
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Do

To mimic
"doing the Southern voice, improvising it inventively as he goes along" (William H. Pritchard).
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Due

Expecting or ready for something as part of a normal course or sequence
We're due for some rain. This batter is due for another hit.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To bring about; effect
Crying won't do any good now.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Entitled to
I always give people the respect that they are due.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To render; give
Do equal justice to the opposing sides.
Do honor to one's family.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Capable of being attributed. See Usage Note at due to.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To put forth; exert
Do the best you can.
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Due

Something owed or deserved
You finally received your due.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To attend to in such a way as to take care of or put in order
Did the bedrooms before the guests arrived.
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Due

Dues A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
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Do

To prepare for further use especially by washing
Did the dishes.
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Due

Straight; directly
Go due west.
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Do

To set or style (the hair).
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Due

(Archaic) Duly.
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Do

To apply cosmetics to
Did her face.
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Due

Owed or owing.
He is due four weeks of back pay.
The amount due is just three quid.
The due bills total nearly seven thousand dollars.
He can wait for the amount due him.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To have as an occupation or profession
Have you decided what you will do after college?.
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Due

Appropriate.
With all due respect, you're wrong about that.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To work out by studying
Do a homework assignment.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Scheduled; expected.
Rain is due this afternoon.
The train is due in five minutes.
When is your baby due?
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb or verb phrase
He can play the piano, and I can do that, too.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.
The baby is just about due.
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Do

To travel (a specified distance)
Did a mile in four minutes.
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Due

Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.
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Do

To go (a specified rate)
Did 80 mph on the highway.
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Due

On a direct bearing, especially for the four points of the compass
The town is 5 miles due North of the bridge.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To make a tour of; visit
"[He] did 15 countries of Western Europe in only a few days" (R.W. Apple, Jr.).
Apr 06, 2018

Due

(used with compass directions) Directly; exactly.
The river runs due north for about a mile.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To be sufficient in meeting the needs of; serve
This room will do us very nicely.
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Due

Deserved acknowledgment.
Give him his due — he is a good actor.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(Informal) To serve (a prison term)
Did time in jail.
Did five years for tax fraud.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

(in plural dues) A membership fee.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(Slang) To cheat; swindle
Do a relative out of an inheritance.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

That which is owed; debt; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done, duty.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(Slang) To take (drugs) illegally
"If you do drugs you are going to be in continual trouble" (Jimmy Breslin).
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Right; just title or claim.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(Slang) To kill; murder.
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Due

Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Vulgar Slang To have sex with or bring to orgasm.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.
Her obedience, which is due to me.
With dirges due, in sad array,Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To behave or conduct oneself; act
Do as I say and you won't get into trouble.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To get along; fare
Students who do well at school.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To carry on; manage
I could do without your interference.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To make good use of something because of need
I could do with a hot bath.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To serve a specified purpose
This coat will do for another season.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll.
He will give the devil his due.
Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To be proper or fitting
Such behavior just won't do.
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Due

Right; just title or claim.
The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To take place; happen
What's doing in London this time of year?.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

To endue.
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Do

Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb
Worked as hard as everyone else did.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

That which is deserved or owed;
Give the devil his due
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Do

Used after another verb for emphasis
Run quickly, do!.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

A payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership);
The society dropped him for non-payment of dues
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Used with the infinitive without to in questions, negative statements, and inverted phrases
Do you understand? I did not sleep well. Little did we know what was in store for us.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Owed and payable immediately or on demand;
Payment is due
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Used as a means of emphasis
I do want to be sure.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Proper and appropriate; fitting;
Richly deserved punishment
Due esteem
Apr 06, 2018

Do

A statement of what should be done
A list of the dos and don'ts of management.
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Due

Scheduled to arrive;
The train is due in 15 minutes
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Do

(Informal) An entertainment; a party
Attended a big do at the embassy.
Apr 06, 2018

Due

Suitable to or expected in the circumstances;
All due respect
Due cause to honor them
A long due promotion
In due course
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Do

A commotion.
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Due

Reasonable in the circumstances;
Gave my comments due consideration
Exercising due care
Apr 06, 2018

Do

A hairdo.
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Due

Directly or exactly; straight;
Went due North
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Do

Chiefly British Slang A swindle; a cheat.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(Slang) Fecal matter; excrement.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

The first tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
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Do

A hairdo.
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Do

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker.
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Do

(auxiliary) be.}}
Do you go there often?
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Do

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.
I do not go there often.
Do not listen to him.
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Do

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis with the indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.
But I do go sometimes.
Do tell us.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(pro-verb) be, though it can be in AAVE.}}
I play tennis; she does too.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To perform; to execute.
All you ever do is surf the Internet. What will you do this afternoon?
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To cause, make (someone) (do something).
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Do

To suffice.
It’s not the best broom, but it will have to do;
This will do me, thanks.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.
It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(ditransitive) To have (as an effect).
The fresh air did him some good.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(intransitive) To fare, perform (well or poorly).
Our relationship isn't doing very well;
How do you do?
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To fare#Verb well; to thrive; to prosper; (of livestock) to fatten.
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Do

To have as one's job.
What does Bob do? — He's a plumber.
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Do

To perform the tasks or actions associated with (something).
"Don't forget to do your report" means something quite different depending on whether you're a student or a programmer.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To cook.
I'll just do some eggs.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.
Let’s do New York also.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To treat in a certain way.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To act or behave in a certain manner; to conduct oneself.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To spend (time) in jail. (See also do time)
I did five years for armed robbery.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To impersonate or depict.
They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(with 'a' and the name of a person, place, event, etc.) To copy or emulate the actions or behaviour that is associated with the person or thing mentioned.
He did a Henry VIII and got married six times.
He was planning to do a 9/11.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To kill.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(informal) To punish for a misdemeanor.
He got done for speeding.
Teacher'll do you for that!
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To have sex with. (See also do it)
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To cheat or swindle.
That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.
The novel has just been done into English;
I'm going to do this play into a movie
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To finish.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Used to form the present progressive of verbs.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To make or provide.
Do they do haircuts there?
Could you do me a burger with mayonnaise instead of ketchup?
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To injure (one's own body part).
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(transitive) To take drugs.
I do cocaine.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To exist with a purpose or for a reason.
What's that car doing in our swimming pool?
Apr 06, 2018

Do

A party, celebration, social function; usually of moderate size and formality.
We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

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Nice do!
I don't like to spend time on my hairstyle, so I usually just wear a do-rag.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Something that can or should be done.
Don't forget the dos and don'ts.
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Do

Something that has been done.
"How come you quit?" "I'm moving to London." "Fair dos."
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(archaic) Ado; bustle; stir; to-do; A period of confusion or argument.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

A cheat; a swindler.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

An act of swindling; a fraud or deception.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

 A homicide.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

(archaic) ditto
Apr 06, 2018

Do

The cardinal number occurring after el and before do one in a duodecimal system. Written 10, decimal value 12.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by many as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Deed; act; fear.
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Do

Ado; bustle; stir; to do.
A great deal of do, and a great deal of trouble.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

A cheat; a swindle.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To place; to put.
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Do

To cause; to make; - with an infinitive.
My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late certain evidences.
I shall . . . your cloister do make.
A fatal plague which many did to die.
We do you to wit [i. e., We make you to know] of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve.
The neglecting it may do much danger.
He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither good not harm.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can.
Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work.
We did not do these things.
You can not do wrong without suffering wrong.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; - a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only.
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Do

To put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text.
Done to death by slanderous tongues.
The ground of the difficulty is done away.
Suspicions regarding his loyalty were entirely done away.
To do on our own harness, that we may not; but we must do on the armor of God.
Then Jason rose and did on him a fairBlue woolen tunic.
Though the former legal pollution be now done off, yet there is a spiritual contagion in idolatry as much to be shunned.
It ["Pilgrim's Progress"] has been done into verse: it has been done into modern English.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To cheat; to gull; to overreach.
He was not be done, at his time of life, by frivolous offers of a compromise that might have secured him seventy-five per cent.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
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Do

To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, or the like.
The sergeants seem to do themselves pretty well.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.
Sometimes they lie in wait in these dark streets, and fracture his skull, . . . or break his arm, or cut the sinew of his wrist; and that they call doing him.
Rarely . . . did the wrongs of individuals to the knowledge of the public.
My brightest hopes giving dark fears a being.As the light does the shadow.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day?
Apr 06, 2018

Do

To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do.
You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that won't do; challenge the crown.
Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their victim is stabbed and done for.
Apr 06, 2018

Do

An uproarious party
Apr 06, 2018

Do

The syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Doctor's degree in osteopathy
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Engage in;
Make love, not war
Make an effort
Do research
Do nothing
Make revolution
Apr 06, 2018

Do

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
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Get (something) done;
I did my job
Apr 06, 2018

Do

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
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;
Cause a commotion
Make a stir
Cause an accident
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;
Practice law
Apr 06, 2018

Do

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
Apr 06, 2018

Do

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
Apr 06, 2018

Do

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
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Spend time in prison or in a labor camp;
He did six years for embezzlement
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Carry on or manage;
We could do with a little more help around here
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Arrange attractively;
Dress my hair for the wedding
Apr 06, 2018

Do

Travel or traverse (a distance);
This car does 150 miles per hour
We did 6 miles on our hike every day
Apr 06, 2018

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