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an act of notable skill, strength, or cleverness Washington's legendary feat of tossing a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River

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How does the noun feat differ from other similar words?

The words achievement and exploit are common synonyms of feat. While all three words mean "a remarkable deed," feat implies strength or dexterity or daring.

an acrobatic feat

In what contexts can achievement take the place of feat?

The words achievement and feat can be used in similar contexts, but achievement implies hard-won success in the face of difficulty or opposition.

her achievements as a chemist

When is exploit a more appropriate choice than feat?

In some situations, the words exploit and feat are roughly equivalent. However, exploit suggests an adventurous or heroic act.

his exploits as a spy

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“Feat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/feat. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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