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Meaning of DEEM

Pronunciation:  deem

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  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"

DEEM is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: hold, take for, view as
 See Also: consider, reckon, regard, see, view



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Deem\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deemed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Deeming}.] [OE. demen to judge, condemn, AS. d?man, fr. d?m
    doom; akin to OFries. d?ma, OS. ad?mian, D. doemen, OHG.
    tuommen, Icel. d[ae]ma, Sw. d["o]mma, Dan. d["o]mme, Goth.
    d?mjan. See {Doom}, n., and cf. {Doom}, v.]
    1. To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn. [Obs.]
             Claudius . . . Was demed for to hang upon a tree.
    2. To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in
       opinion; to regard.
             For never can I deem him less him less than god.
  2. \Deem\, v. i.
    1. To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to
             And deemest thou as those who pore, With aged eyes,
             short way before?                     --Emerson.
    2. To pass judgment. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  3. \Deem\, n.
    Opinion; judgment. [Obs.] --Shak.
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