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deem

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verb \ˈdēm\

Simple Definition of deem

  • : to think of (someone or something) in a particular way

Full Definition of deem

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to come to think or judge :  consider <deemed it wise to go slow>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to have an opinion :  believe

Examples of deem

  1. The principal will take whatever action she deems appropriate in this case.

  2. <I deem it fitting that we mark this solemn occasion with a day of prayer and thanksgiving.>



Origin of deem

Middle English demen, from Old English dēman; akin to Old High German tuomen to judge, Old English dōm doom


First Known Use: before 12th century


DEEM Defined for Kids

deem

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verb \ˈdēm\

Definition of deem

deemeddeem·ing

  1. :  to have as an opinion <She deemed it wise to wait.>





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