Definition of doer in US English:



  • 1The person who does something.

    ‘the doer of the action’
    • ‘Characters do selfless and nice things, in a way that denies the doer something they really want.’
    • ‘So when someone does something or has something done to them, six times out of ten I know the doer and or the done/to.’
    • ‘For those who must labor in quiet to protect freedom from doers of evil: we congratulate you, even though we will never know your names.’
    • ‘It has tangible positive effects on the physical and emotional health of the doer.’
    • ‘That simple act releases you from the weight of feeling as though you are the doer and gives you the strength to move ahead.’
    • ‘He yearns to be a doer of good, rather than a do-gooder.’
    • ‘At the moment the discussion is about whether the doers can beat the rap.’
    • ‘It put me in the act of doing and realizing that God is the doer and nothing is in my hands.’
    • ‘I learned that God, the distant doer of unpredictable and arbitrary magic failed to engage or enliven my soul.’
    • ‘What will it take before people stop blaming everyone but the doers of evil?’
    • ‘Operational requirements for the doers and the in baskets for the staffers often get in the way.’
    • ‘A terrible crime has been committed and the doers have to face the consequences of their actions.’
    • ‘Justice permits the doer of evil to be held accountable for every iota of harm that ensues as a result of the evil act, and that reckoning can be terrible indeed.’
    • ‘If I deceive you, then I am deceiver and you deceived; I the doer, you the victim.’
    • ‘But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. - James 1: 22.’
    • ‘He concludes that novels about terrorists will continue to be written, but that they will not be as sympathetic towards the actual doers of the deeds.’
    • ‘I have a feeling that many of our poor doers at school over the years have been undiagnosed VCFS kids, and these kids can be helped.’
    • ‘Thus, it can be concluded that chance and choice both are involved in any action in this life, along with the doer, his methods and the environment.’
    • ‘Your wise philosophical saying that, ‘a victim never forgets, but the doer does’ is true in the circumstances.’
    • ‘He was a smoker, a drinker and a doer of many of the things I like to do, not least of which were noodling around and feeling annoyed at people.’
    performer, perpetrator, executor, accomplisher, effectuator, operator, operative, agent, author
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    1. 1.1 A person who acts rather than merely talking or thinking.
      ‘I'm a doer, not a moaner’
      • ‘Woman are doers, they're very active, they cut to the chase very quickly.’
      • ‘On the backbenches, Labour women argue that the performance so far shows that women are doers, while men play at politics.’
      • ‘Yes, there are a lot of people questioning the usefulness of the thing but I see a lot of doers out there that just don't talk a lot about the activities they're involved with.’
      • ‘The cardinal principles are: be a dreamer as well as a doer.’
      • ‘In a country with so much to do, we could use a doer over a performer.’
      • ‘In this increasingly technological world, we must breed scientists, not just engineers; thinkers, not just doers.’
      • ‘An idealist tempered by realism, Holland was a doer, not a doubter.’
      • ‘When it comes to protecting this city's history, she is a doer, not a talker.’
      • ‘Bill is a stander and a doer, not a sitter and a thinker.’
      • ‘It's a country of dreamers, and doers, and people are compassionate about their neighbors, it's just unbelievable.’
      • ‘Her reputation as a doer and a getter-of-things-done has been damaged by her misjudgement of the repeal of Clause 28.’
      • ‘In those days the world was divided for me into dreamers, and doers.’
      • ‘He was a thinker and a doer, a philosopher and an adventurer - as unafraid of making bold proclamations as he was of flying faulty planes over treacherous routes.’
      • ‘I mean, they said, listen, we were raised as firefighters, and we're taught to be doers, we're taught to be quick responders.’
      • ‘‘I'm a doer, an action man, and it's not within my nature to sit back and be a follower,’ he said.’
      • ‘He did so because he is seen as a doer, a man who will go out there and represent you to the very best of his ability.’
      • ‘She was the doer in the family; her husband, the pontificator.’
      • ‘The talkers and writers resent being left on the sidelines by the doers.’
      • ‘The magazine and a jury of visionaries nominate the leading thinkers and doers in 14 categories ranging from business to design to entertainment to policy.’
      • ‘I mean, when he was the mayor of Istanbul, he showed that he was a doer, that he was capable, but running a country is something different.’
      worker, organizer, activist, man of action, achiever, high achiever, succeeder, hustler, entrepreneur
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