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Definition of "deem" []

  • To have as an opinion; judge: deemed it was time for a change. (verb-transitive)
  • To regard as; consider: deemed the results unsatisfactory. See Usage Note at as1. (verb-transitive)
  • To have an opinion; think. See Synonyms at consider. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deem" in a sentence
  • "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."