V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to judge or consider something

Synonyms: regard, appraise, judge, consider, presume, suppose

Antonyms: disregard, misunderstand, doubt

Tips: Deem is derived from the Old English deman, which means "to pass judgment." Think, judge. If you deem something, it means you have judged it. The literal meaning for deem is "to hold to be true."

Usage Examples:

If the doctors deem him unfit for surgery, they will not go forward with the procedure. (judge, consider)

We will change the rules only when we deem it to be necessary. (consider, regard)

Even though the boy had a slight fever, his mother deemed him well enough to go to school. (judged, considered)

I don't deem your theory to be correct. (regard, consider)

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