To act, speak, or behave in a way that is just, beneficial, or respectful to someone
else. The best employers ensure they do right by their employees first and
foremost. I don't know what I'm supposed to do in this situation; I'm just trying to
do right by you. See also: by, right. If someone is conscientious, that person strives
to do what's right and to carry out her duties. To be conscientious, you have to be
willing to do the right thing even when it's difficult.
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