verb (used without object)
to form or have an opinion; judge; think: He did not deem lightly of the issue.
verb (used with object)
to hold as an opinion; think; regard: He deemed it wise to refuse the offer.

before 900; Middle English demen, Old English dēman; cognate with Gothic dōmjan, Old High German tuomen; see doom

2. consider, hold, believe. Unabridged
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deem (diːm)
(tr) to judge or consider: I do not deem him worthy of this honour
[Old English dēman; related to Old High German tuomen to judge, Gothic domjan; see doom]

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Word Origin & History

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.

past tense of deem (q.v.).
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