Simple Definition of deem
: to think of (someone or something) in a particular way
Examples of deem
The principal will take whatever action she deems appropriate in this case.
<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
Definition of deem
: to have as an opinion <She deemed it wise to wait.>
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