verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of deem
Examples from the Web for deem
How does the world owe you a private car, priced as you deem acceptable, that didn't exist five years ago?
You rigidly avoid any food you deem to be “unhealthy,” such as those containing fat, preservatives, additives or animal products.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The panelists then proceed to screen out anyone they deem unfit for marriage.
Let us, through persuasion and education, seek to improve institutions we deem defective.
One can hardly pay literature a greater compliment than to deem it dangerous, be it said even in passing.Norman Manea Survived the Nazis and the Communists and Lived to Write About It|Costica Bradatan|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I should deem myself most fortunate if I might have the pleasure of making your acquaintance.The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX)|Charles Paul de Kock
You will not deem it a better one than the other, but doubtless as good.Aurelian|William Ware
Could he only get the canoe on the outer side of the narrow belt of the plant, he should deem himself safe!Oak Openings|James Fenimore Cooper
Every great genius must deem himself original and alone in his conceptions.The Pilgrims Of The Rhine|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
For my part, I deem it better to approach the question and settle it at once, and avow it openly.Discussion on American Slavery|George Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for deem
Word Origin for deem
Word Origin and History for deem
Old English deman "to judge, condemn, think, compute," from root of dom (see doom (n.)). 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 throughout England and Scotland and preserved in the surname Dempster.