deem

[ deem ]
/ dim /

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: He deemed it wise to refuse the offer.

Origin of deem

before 900; Middle English demen, Old English dēman; cognate with Gothic dōmjan, Old High German tuomen; see doom
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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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