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Difference between Do someone well and Do well by someone

do someone well

1. (of a hotel, etc.) provide a high quality service:

  • Kensington is only a small place, they do you well there, and it’s always full….

2. (followed by Infinitive) be welladvised to act in a particular way:

  • It will do you well to learn these things before you choose a career or job.

do well by someonetreat a person with loving kindness:

  • Soon after this the boy was transferred to another home, where a childless couple are trying to do well by him.

See also: do good to someone / do someone good.