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[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"


hold, take for, view as

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consider, reckon, regard, see, view

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\Deem\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deemed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deeming}.] [OE. demen to judge, condemn, AS. d?man, fr. d?m doom; akin to OFries. d?ma, OS. ad?mian, D. doemen, OHG. tuommen, Icel. d[ae]ma, Sw. d["o]mma, Dan. d["o]mme, Goth. d?mjan. See {Doom}, n., and cf. {Doom}, v.]
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.] --Spenser.
\Deem\, n. Opinion; judgment. [Obs.] --Shak.

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