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do right by

Definition of do right by in English:

Treat (someone) fairly: I want to do right by the child
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  • The general tone is set in this article about how ‘the absence of firm rules and responsible incentives’ has discouraged scientists and engineers from doing right by us all.
  • I have always believed in doing right by myself and not doing wrong to others.
  • But the one thing I do know is that I would have not been doing right by my kids at the time that they really needed me, and that would be something I would have had a hard time living with.
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