Do: Words to Improve Your Vocabulary


We are constantly doing something or the other. It would be helpful to know other ways to describe the action of doing something. Therefore we have discussed a few words which have similar meanings. You can add these words in your sentence to make it more enriched and refined. Each word is provided with examples to make you understand their usage and context properly.


Highly trained or skilled in a particular activity.

E.g. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.


Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.

E.g. I am determined towards finishing my degree.

Her determination to study was strong.


Put (a plan, order, or course of action) into effect.

E.g. Execute the plan B in case Plan A fails

I was only supposed to execute the commands.


To control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system)

E.g. Shiella will operate the machine from tomorrow.

Politics operate on dirty mind games instead of wishful thinking.


Commit oneself to and begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on.

E.g. I undertook her under my command yesterday.

Such activities are supposed to be undertaken under her supervision.


When something is sufficient or enough you can use these words instead:


Satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity.

E.g. His behaviour was not adequate.

The food was adequate for the types of guests they had.


Be enough or adequate.

E.g. A glass of hot lemon water will suffice. Thank You.

Two bottles of wine will suffice for lunch


Help or benefit.

E.g.His efforts were to no avail.

Guests should feel at liberty to avail themselves of your facilities.


Be convenient for or acceptable to.

E.g. Suit yourself.

These styles can be adapted to suit individual tastes.


To figure out something. These following words refer to actions which mean to figure out:


Succeed in understanding, interpreting, or identifying.

E.g. I have deciphered the meaning of this poem.

Her thoughts can be deciphered through her art.


A translation of a coded message.

E.g. Teaching how to decode morse code should become mandatory.

Decoding war messages was a skill.


Provide or give; make.

E.g.She needed him to hear her out and render advice.

The sages of ancient times taught us to render good for evil.


Transfer to a different place or context.

E.g. The sentence can’t transpose.

These two positions are said to transpose to each other.


To act or behave. Use the following words to describe someone’s behaviour or an action:


Conduct oneself; behave.

E.g.His statement did not comport with the facts.

The findings of this research do not comport with accepted theory.


To do something that is beneath one’s dignity.

E.g. I did not intend to demean your work.

Her demeaning actions have let us down.


To conduct oneself in a specified manner.

E.g.The students deported themselves in a mannerly way.

He deported himself like a gentleman.


To pretend to be (another person) for entertainment or fraud.

E.g. Her impersonation of Georgia Bell is very accurate.

Impersonation for personal benefits is a crime.


When someone cheats or performs such an act which leads to cheating:


To obtain or withhold money from (someone) unfairly or by deceit; cheat or defraud.

E.g.He bilked us of all our money.

They are charged with bilking investors out of millions of dollars.


To persuade (someone) to do or believe something by lying to them.

E.g. Cons are good at profiling people.

Beware of con artists who will rip off your money in the name of entertainment.


To illegally obtain money from (someone) by deception.

E.g. She was accused of defrauding her neighbours.

Defrauding is a serious crime in the U.S


Deceiving or tricking.

E.g.She duped us with her charm.

Nice people can easily be duped.


A humorous or malicious deception.

E.g. The program was a hoax.

The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax.


Use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions.

E.g. She swindled currencies from politicians like she was born to do it.

He used to swindle people out of their land.

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