American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To have as an opinion; judge: deemed it was time for a change.
- v. To regard as; consider: deemed the results unsatisfactory. See Usage Note at as1.
- v. To have an opinion; think. See Synonyms at consider.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To think, judge, or hold as an opinion; decide or believe on consideration; suppose: as, he deemed it prudent to be silent.
- To hold in belief or estimation; adjudge as a conclusion; regard as being; account: as, Shakspere is deemed the greatest of poets.
- To judge; pass judgment on; sentence; doom.
- To adjudge; decree.
- To dispense (justice); administer (law).
- To have an opinion; judge; think.
- n. Opinion; judgment; surmise.
- n. A tithe; a tenth.
- v. transitive, obsolete To judge; pass judgement on; sentence; doom.
- v. transitive, obsolete To adjudge; decree.
- v. transitive, obsolete To dispense (justice); administer (law).
- v. transitive To think, judge, or hold as an opinion; decide or believe on consideration; suppose.
- v. transitive To hold in belief or estimation; adjudge as a conclusion; regard as being; evaluate according to one's beliefs; account.
- v. intransitive To have or hold as a (personal) opinion; judge; think.
- n. An opinion; judgement; surmise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn.
- v. To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard.
- v. To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose.
- v. obsolete To pass judgment.
- n. obsolete Opinion; judgment.
- v. keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
- Middle English demen, from Old English dēman; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I am sure Obama can, I am just not seeing the increase in ability that I would have expected, or that I deem is plainly necessary.”
“Let's call the Tea Party what it is: an angry reaction to what they deem is a leftist African-American president.”
“Ignorant statements as "teabaggers" just shows that you truly do not research the issue but will listen to tv journalists who you deem is truthful.”
“I served 27 years active duty and anyone of our young people that you deem is not worthy of being rewarded with educational benifits can gladly claim any/all of my time in service.”
“What other types of medical information will our government deem is no longer confidential in the name of the public good?”
“Then said she, “Off to thy shop and let this suffice thee of ignoble suspicion and never again deem ill of me.””
“I am simply going to keep looking forward and do what I deem is right.”
“One option that was floated was something known as "deem and pass" in which the House would approve the bill without an actual floor vote.”
“What is your opinion of the parliamentary procedure known as deem and pass, which might push health care legislation to the president without ever going up for a formal vote?”
“Democratic leaders have said they plan to implement a parliamentary procedure popularly known as deem and pass to push the health care proposal backed by President Barack Obama over the finish line.”
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