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deem

 (dēm)
v. deemed, deem·ing, deems
v.tr.
1. To regard as; consider: deemed the results unsatisfactory. See Synonyms at consider. See Usage Note at as1.
2. To suppose or believe: "making little improvements which she deemed that he would value when she was gone" (Thomas Hardy).
v.intr.
To have an opinion; think.

[Middle English demen, from Old English dēman; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

deem

(diːm)
vb
(tr) to judge or consider: I do not deem him worthy of this honour.
[Old English dēman; related to Old High German tuomen to judge, Gothic domjan; see doom]

deem

(dim)
v.t.
1. to hold as an opinion; think: I deemed it wise to refuse.
v.i.
2. Archaic. to form or have an opinion; believe; consider.
[before 900; Old English dēman; c. Old High German tuomjan, Old Norse døma]

deem


Past participle: deemed
Gerund: deeming

Imperative
deem
deem
Present
I deem
you deem
he/she/it deems
we deem
you deem
they deem
Preterite
I deemed
you deemed
he/she/it deemed
we deemed
you deemed
they deemed
Present Continuous
I am deeming
you are deeming
he/she/it is deeming
we are deeming
you are deeming
they are deeming
Present Perfect
I have deemed
you have deemed
he/she/it has deemed
we have deemed
you have deemed
they have deemed
Past Continuous
I was deeming
you were deeming
he/she/it was deeming
we were deeming
you were deeming
they were deeming
Past Perfect
I had deemed
you had deemed
he/she/it had deemed
we had deemed
you had deemed
they had deemed
Future
I will deem
you will deem
he/she/it will deem
we will deem
you will deem
they will deem
Future Perfect
I will have deemed
you will have deemed
he/she/it will have deemed
we will have deemed
you will have deemed
they will have deemed
Future Continuous
I will be deeming
you will be deeming
he/she/it will be deeming
we will be deeming
you will be deeming
they will be deeming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deeming
you have been deeming
he/she/it has been deeming
we have been deeming
you have been deeming
they have been deeming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deeming
you will have been deeming
he/she/it will have been deeming
we will have been deeming
you will have been deeming
they will have been deeming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deeming
you had been deeming
he/she/it had been deeming
we had been deeming
you had been deeming
they had been deeming
Conditional
I would deem
you would deem
he/she/it would deem
we would deem
you would deem
they would deem
Past Conditional
I would have deemed
you would have deemed
he/she/it would have deemed
we would have deemed
you would have deemed
they would have deemed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deem - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
hold - assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

deem

verb consider, think, believe, hold, account, judge, suppose, regard, estimate, imagine, reckon, esteem, conceive He said he would used force if he deemed it necessary.

deem

verb
1. To have an opinion:
Informal: figure, judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
2. To look upon in a particular way:
Translations
يَعْتَقِد، يَعْتَبِر
považovat
ansebetragteskønne
álíta
manyti
uzskatīt

deem

[diːm] VT (frm) → juzgar, considerar
she deems it wise toconsidera prudente ...
he was deemed to have consentedse juzgó que había dado su consentimiento

deem

[ˈdiːm] vtjuger, estimer
to deem it wise to do sth → juger bon de faire qch
to deem sth unnecessary → juger qch inutile

deem

vt to deem somebody/something (to be) somethingjdn/etw für etw erachten (geh)or halten; it was deemed necessaryes wurde für nötig gehalten, man hielt es für nötig; he was deemed worthy of the award (geh)er wurde des Preises für würdig erachtet (geh)or gehalten; he was deemed too ill to leave hospitalman hielt ihn für zu krank, um das Krankenhaus zu verlassen

deem

[diːm] vt (frm) → giudicare, ritenere
she deemed it wise to go → ha ritenuto prudente andarsene

deem

(diːm) verb
to judge or think. He deemed it unwise to tell her the truth.
References in classic literature ?
-- "But, now, I would ask of my well-skilled physician, whether, in good sooth, he deems me to have profited by his kindly care of this weak frame of mine?"
Yes, and deems, and is bound to deem, himself honoured by the lot, and aspires but after the day when the cross of separation from fleshly ties shall be laid on his shoulders, and when the Head of that church-militant of whose humblest members he is one, shall give the word, 'Rise, follow Me!'"
As writers of travels among barbarous communities are generally very diffuse on these subjects, he deems it right to advert to what may be considered a culpable omission.
And this, as I imagine, is the reason why the forwardness to take office, instead of waiting to be compelled, has been deemed dishonourable.
Silk-gowned professor of languages, give your arm to this sturdy blacksmith, and deem yourself honored by the conjunction, though you behold him grimy from the anvil.
And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow -- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone?
JUPITER ISSUED a proclamation to all the beasts of the forest and promised a royal reward to the one whose offspring should be deemed the handsomest.
But on the following Friday he was waited upon by the Pillars of the Church, who informed him that in order to be in harmony with the New Theology and get full advantage of modern methods of Gospel interpretation they had deemed it advisable to make a change.
The politic captain of the Canadas had deemed it wiser to submit to entertain a passive friend, than by any acts of ill-judged severity to convert him into an open enemy.
Wherefore he fled from what he deemed his father's house and in his flight he encountered and unwillingly slew his father Laius.
In the first place, it may be deemed almost superfluous to establish the fact, that among people at large, the business of whaling is not accounted on a level with what are called the liberal professions.
The last and most successful one was that of tarring his fence all around; after which, if a slave was caught with any tar upon his person, it was deemed sufficient proof that he had either been into the garden, or had tried to get in.