From Middle English *ademen, from Old English ādēman (“to judge, adjudge, doom, deem, try, adjudicate”); equivalent to a- + deem.
- Rhymes: -iːm
addeem (third-person singular simple present addeems, present participle addeeming, simple past and past participle addeemed)
- (transitive, now rare, archaic) To adjudge; to try, test. [from 8th c.]
- 1596, Edmund Spenser, “Book V, Canto III”, in The Faerie Queene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
- So unto him they did addeeme the prise / Of all that Tryumph.
- 1892, Willard Smith Gibbons; Charles Hood Mills; William Henry Silvernail, Digest of the New York State reporter:
- Legacy is not addeemed by gift before execution of will.
- 2012, Arthur Phillips, The Tragedy of Arthur:
- Their priests addeemed this blessed by pagan gods.
- (transitive, obsolete) To deem; think; judge; esteem; account; determine; be of an opinion.