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deem

[deem] /dim/
verb (used without object)
1.
to form or have an opinion; judge; think:
He did not deem lightly of the issue.
verb (used with object)
2.
to hold as an opinion; think; regard:
He deemed it wise to refuse the offer.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English demen, Old English dēman; cognate with Gothic dōmjan, Old High German tuomen; see doom
Synonyms
2. consider, hold, believe.
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deem

/diːm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to judge or consider: I do not deem him worthy of this honour
Word Origin
Old English dēman; related to Old High German tuomen to judge, Gothic domjan; see doom
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Word Origin and History for deeming

deem

v.

Old English deman "to judge, condemn, think, compute," from root of dom (see doom (n.)). Originally "to pronounce judgment" as well as "to form an opinion." The two judges of the Isle of Man were called deemsters in 17c., a title formerly common throughout England and Scotland and preserved in the surname Dempster.

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