deed, deed of conveyance, title(noun)
a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
"he signed the deed"; "he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"
act, deed, human action, human activity(noun)
something that people do or cause to happen
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.
Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.
BaileyFestus, A Country Town, sc. 7.
A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.
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The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.
It certainly appears that the agency is trying to distract from that misconduct by puffing up this incident into an award nomination, the agency leaders appear to believe that egregious poor judgment and a serious act of obstruction can be canceled out by another good deed. It doesn’t work that way.
A tree is known by its fruit. A man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost, he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice? He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias.
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- عمل, وثيقةArabic
- документ, постъпка, акт, действиеBulgarian
- fet, escriptura, acta, acteCatalan, Valencian
- čin, skutekCzech
- Akt, TatGerman
- συμβόλαιο, πράξη, [[συμβολαιογραφικόςGreek
- hecho, título, acta, acción, escritura, obra, actoSpanish
- اعمال, کردار, کارPersian
- toimi, asiakirja, tekoFinnish
- action, haut fait, acte, acte notariéFrench
- diedWestern Frisian
- gnìomhScottish Gaelic
- מעשה, מסמך, חוזהHebrew
- oklevél, tettHungarian
- fatto, contratto, gesta, atto notarile, gestoItalian
- DotLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- договор, поседовен лист, постапка, подвиг, дело, тапијаMacedonian
- akte, daad, oorkondeDutch
- dåd, gjerningNorwegian
- feito, contrato, ato, açãoPortuguese
- акт, документ, поступокRussian
- gärning, dådSwedish
- ఒప్పందం, చర్యTelugu
- iş, vesika, senet, hareketTurkish
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