Deem (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deemed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deeming.] [OE. demen to judge, condemn, AS. dman, fr. dm doom; akin to OFries. dma, OS. admian, D. doemen, OHG. tuommen, Icel. daema, Sw. domma, Dan. domme, Goth. dmjan. 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. Chaucer.

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. Dryden.

 

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Deem, v. i.

1.

To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose.

And deemest thou as those who pore, With aged eyes, short way before? Emerson.

2.

To pass judgment.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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Deem, n.

Opinion; judgment.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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