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deed

deed

 
 
pronunciation:
did
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act, exploit, or accomplishment.
She thought she was doing a good deed by giving him money.The book is a fantasy about medieval knights and their heroic deeds.Committing this crime was the deed that he would regret for the rest of his life.
synonyms:
act
similar words:
accomplishment, achievement, action, activity, attainment, commission, effort, exploit, feat, work
definition 2: (often pl.) one's actions in general, esp. as opposed to words.
His deeds tell us more about his character than his words.It is by your deeds that you will be judged.
similar words:
actions
definition 3: a legal document that records an agreement or transaction, esp. concerning the ownership of property.
When we finished paying off the mortgage on the house, the bank sent us the deed to the property.
similar words:
contract, document, instrument, title
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deeded, deeding, deeds
definition: to transfer (property) by a deed.
I deeded them my house.
synonyms:
transfer