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  1. deedverb

    indeed

    He deeded over the mineral rights to some fellas from Denver.

    Synonyms:
    act, action

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deednoun

    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.

    Bailey Festus, 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.

    Synonyms:
    accomplishment, achievement, act, action, consummation, doing, effect, execution, exercise, exertion, exploit, feat, motion, movement, operation, performance, proceeding, transaction, work

    Antonyms:
    cessation, deliberation, endurance, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inertia, passion (In philosophic sense), quiescence, quiet, repose, rest, suffering, suspension

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deed, deed of conveyance, titlenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    act, deed of conveyance, rubric, title, human action, form of address, human activity, statute title, championship, claim, title of respect

  2. act, deed, human action, human activitynoun

    something that people do or cause to happen

    Synonyms:
    act, deed of conveyance, bit, title, human action, number, human activity, enactment, turn, routine

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deednoun

    Synonyms:
    exploit, act, feat, perpetration, performance, stunt

  2. deednoun

    Associated words:
    defeasance, feoffment, muniment

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deed":

    act, write

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How to use deed in a sentence?

  1. Eileen Caddy:

    Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

  2. Buddhist:

    The pure in heart, who fear to sin, The good, kindly in word and deed? These are the beings in the world Whose nature should be called divine.

  3. Vincent Van Gogh:

    A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

  4. Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

    With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.

  5. Clare Booth Luce:

    No good deed goes unpunished.


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