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deem

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verb (used without object)
to form or have an opinion; judge; think: He did not deem lightly of the issue.
verb (used with object)
to hold as an opinion; think; regard as: He deemed it wise to refuse the offer.
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Origin of deem

First recorded before 900; Middle English demen, Old English dēman; cognate with Gothic dōmjan, Old High German tuomen; see doom
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British Dictionary definitions for deem

deem
/ (diːm) /

verb
(tr) to judge or considerI do not deem him worthy of this honour

Word Origin for deem

Old English dēman; related to Old High German tuomen to judge, Gothic domjan; see doom
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