From Middle English demen, from Old English dēman (“to judge, determine, reckon, decide, decree, sentence, condemn, assign, deem, consider, think, estimate, compute, examine, prove, doom, condemn, praise, glorify, tell, declare”), from Proto-Germanic *dōmijaną (“to judge, think”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (“to set, put”). Cognate with North Frisian dema (“to judge, recognise”), Dutch doemen (“to condemn, foredoom”), Danish dømme (“to judge”), Norwegian Bokmål dømme (“to judge”), Norwegian Nynorsk døma (“to judge”) and Swedish döma (“to judge, sentence, condemn”). Related to doom.
- (transitive, obsolete) To judge; pass judgement on; sentence; doom.
- (transitive, obsolete) To adjudge; decree.
- (transitive, obsolete) To dispense (justice); administer (law).
- (transitive, intransitive) To think, judge, or hold as an opinion; decide or believe on consideration; suppose.
- And deemest thou as those who pore, / With aged eyes, short way before?
- (transitive) To hold in belief or estimation; adjudge as a conclusion; regard as being; evaluate according to one's beliefs; account.
- She deemed his efforts insufficient.
- (intransitive) To have or hold as a (personal) opinion; judge; think.
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deem (plural deems)
- (Brabantian) dumb person
Maa ziet gij da dan ni, 't ligt veur ave neus, gij sen deem!
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deem m, n (unstressed dem)
- dative of
- dative of
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