Deem v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deemed p. pr. & vb. n. Deeming.]
1. To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn. [Obs.]
Claudius . . . Was demed for to hang upon a tree. --Chaucer.
2. To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard.
For never can I deem him less him less than god. --Dryden.
Deem, v. i.
1. To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose.
And deemest thou as those who pore,
With aged eyes, short way before? --Emerson.
2. To pass judgment. [Obs.]
Deem, n. Opinion; judgment. [Obs.]
v : keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for
granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be
self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible" [syn:
hold, view as, take for]