verb[with object and complement] • formal
- Regard or consider in a specified way: the event was deemed a great success [with object and infinitive]: the strike was deemed to be illegalMore 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.
Old English dēman (also in the sense 'act as judge'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch doeman, also to doom.