Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
    view as important
    hold these truths to be self-evident
    I hold him personally responsible

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Deem

hold, take for, view as

Alternate forms of Deem

Hypernyms: consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Origin of the word Deem

  1. O.E. deman, from base of dom (see doom). Originally "to pronounce judgment" as well as "to form an opinion." The two judges of the Isle of Man were called deemsters in 17c. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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