Definition of deem verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deem

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//diːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deem
BrE BrE//diːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːm//
 
he / she / it deems
BrE BrE//diːmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːmz//
 
past simple deemed
BrE BrE//diːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːmd//
 
past participle deemed
BrE BrE//diːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːmd//
 
-ing form deeming
BrE BrE//ˈdiːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːmɪŋ//
 
 
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deem something + noun/adj. | deem something to be something | deem (that)… (formal) (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to have a particular opinion about something synonym consider The evening was deemed a great success. I deem it an honour to be invited. She deemed it prudent not to say anything. They would take any action deemed necessary. Word Origin Old English dēman (also in the sense ‘act as judge’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch doeman, also to doom.
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