From Middle English bidemen, equivalent to be- + deem. Cognate with Danish bedømme (“to judge, adjuducate, decide”), Swedish bedöma (“to judge”).
bedeem (third-person singular simple present bedeems, present participle bedeeming, simple past and past participle bedeemed)
- (transitive, obsolete) To condemn.
- (transitive) To determine or decide the fate of; doom (one) to; sentence; forebode; foretell.
- 2003, Simon Barker, Hilary Hinds, The Routledge anthology of Renaissance drama:
- God grant this vision bedeem me any good.