Definition of deem in English:

deem

Syllabification: deem
Pronunciation: /dēm
 
/

verb

[with object and complement]
Regard or consider in a specified way: the event was deemed a great success [with object and infinitive]: the strike was deemed to be illegal
More example sentences
  • At the same time, reports have emerged that the provincial government is making preparations to have the strike declared illegal by deeming it a public emergency.
  • Food was given between two and three stars with judges deeming the service to be slow at times.
  • In the event that scores are deemed to be level, a fourth round is contested to find an overall winner.
Synonyms
consider, regard as, judge, adjudge, hold to be, view as, see as, take for, class as, count, find, suppose, reckon; think, believe to be, feel to be
formal esteem

Origin

Old English dēman (also in the sense 'act as judge'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch doeman, also to doom.

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