deem


deem

verb \ˈdēm\

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

Full Definition of DEEM

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

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