deem

  • 1 deem — deem·ster; mis·deem; re·deem; re·deem·abil·i·ty; re·deem·able; re·deem·er; re·deem·less; deem; deem·ster·ship; re·deem·ably; un·re·deem·ed·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 2 deem — I verb account, adjudge, adopt an opinion, assume, be inclined to think, be of the opinion, be under the impression, believe, believe on consideration, call, conceive, conclude, consider, decide, determine, embrace an opinion, esteem, feel, form… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Deem — (d[=e]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deemed} (d[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Deeming}.] [OE. demen to judge, condemn, AS. d[=e]man, fr. d[=o]m doom; akin to OFries. d[=e]ma, OS. ad[=o]mian, D. doemen, OHG. tuommen, Icel. d[ae]ma, Sw. d[ o]mma, Dan. d[… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 deem — [di:m] v [T not in progressive] formal [: Old English; Origin: deman] to think of something in a particular way or as having a particular quality = ↑consider deem that ▪ They deemed that he was no longer capable of managing the business. deem sth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 deem — [ dim ] verb transitive never progressive FORMAL * to consider that someone or something has a particular quality: deem something necessary/important/appropriate etc.: The Commission will take as long as is deemed necessary to make its decision.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 Deem — Deem, n. Opinion; judgment. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Deem — Deem, v. i. 1. To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose. [1913 Webster] And deemest thou as those who pore, With aged eyes, short way before? Emerson. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass judgment. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 deem — /deem/, v.i. 1. to form or have an opinion; judge; think: He did not deem lightly of the issue. v.t. 2. to hold as an opinion; think; regard: He deemed it wise to refuse the offer. [bef. 900; ME demen, OE deman; c. Goth domjan, OHG tuomen; see… …

    Universalium

  • 9 deem — O.E. deman to judge, condemn, think, compute, from root of dom (see DOOM (Cf. doom)). Originally to pronounce judgment as well as to form an opinion. The two judges of the Isle of Man were called deemsters in 17c., a title formerly common… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 deem — *consider, regard, account, reckon Analogous words: conclude, gather, *infer …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 deem — is a fairly formal word, often used in legal contexts, for ‘judge, consider’, and is followed either by a complement without as or by a to infinitive: • He was a senior policeman, and as such deemed to be unflappable B. Mather, 1973 • In Ireland… …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 deem — [v] regard, consider account, allow, appraise, assume, be afraid, believe, calculate, conceive, conjecture, credit, daresay, divine, esteem, estimate, expect, feel, guess, hold, imagine, judge, know, presume, reckon, sense, set store by, suppose …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 deem — ► VERB formal ▪ regard or consider in a specified way. ORIGIN Old English, related to DOOM(Cf. ↑doomy) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 deem — [dēm] vt., vi. [ME deman < OE deman, to judge, decree < base of dom, DOOM1] to think, believe, or judge …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 deem */ — UK [diːm] / US [dɪm] verb [transitive, never progressive] Word forms deem : present tense I/you/we/they deem he/she/it deems present participle deeming past tense deemed past participle deemed formal to consider that someone or something has a… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 deem — v. (formal) (N; used with an adjective, noun) we deem her worthy of support * * * [diːm] (formal) (N; used with an adjective, noun) we deem her worthy of support …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 deem — verb (transitive not in progressive) formal to think of something in a particular way; consider: deem that: They deemed that he was no longer capable of managing the business. | deem sth necessary/appropriate etc: They were told to take whatever… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 deem — /dim / (say deem) verb (i) 1. to form or have an opinion; judge; think. –verb (t) 2. to hold as an opinion; think; regard. {Middle English demen, Old English dēman. See doom} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 deem — To judge; to determine or conclude upon consideration; to form a judgment. The word deem, as used in the federal statutes, providing that personal property of a serviceman shall not be deemed to have a situs for taxation in a state in which he is …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 deem — v.tr. formal regard, consider, judge (deem it my duty; was deemed sufficient). Etymology: OE deman f. Gmc, rel. to DOOM …

    Useful english dictionary