I verb account, adjudge, adopt an opinion, assume, be inclined to think, be of the opinion, be under the impression, believe, believe on consideration, call, conceive, conclude, consider, decide, determine, embrace an opinion, esteem, feel, form a judgment, form an opinion, have an opinion, have the impression, hazard an opinion, hold, hold an opinion, hold in belief, imagine, judge, look upon, opine, perceive, presume, pronounce judgment, regard, suppose, surmise, suspect, take for, take it to be, think, view as associated concepts: deemed advisable, deemed to be in the best interests of the child II index adjudge, adjudicate, conclude (decide), deduce, deduct (conclude by reasoning), guess, judge, opine, presume, presuppose, regard (pay attention), surmise, suspect (think)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

v. To consider or assume that a thing has the attributes or qualities of something else; for example, for certain legal purposes, a corporation is deemed to be a person.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To hold; consider; adjudge; believe; condemn; determine; treat as if; construe.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To hold; consider; adjudge; believe; condemn; determine; treat as if; construe.

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  • Deem — (d[=e]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deemed} (d[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Deeming}.] [OE. demen to judge, condemn, AS. d[=e]man, fr. d[=o]m doom; akin to OFries. d[=e]ma, OS. ad[=o]mian, D. doemen, OHG. tuommen, Icel. d[ae]ma, Sw. d[ o]mma, Dan. d[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deem — [di:m] v [T not in progressive] formal [: Old English; Origin: deman] to think of something in a particular way or as having a particular quality = ↑consider deem that ▪ They deemed that he was no longer capable of managing the business. deem sth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deem — [ dim ] verb transitive never progressive FORMAL * to consider that someone or something has a particular quality: deem something necessary/important/appropriate etc.: The Commission will take as long as is deemed necessary to make its decision.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deem´er — deem «deem», verb, noun. –v.t., v.i. to think, believe, or consider; form or have an opinion: »The police deemed it necessary for the town s safety to arrest most speeders. SYNONYM(S): judge, regard, suppose. –n. Obsolete. a judgment; opinion.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deem — Deem, n. Opinion; judgment. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deem — Deem, v. i. 1. To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose. [1913 Webster] And deemest thou as those who pore, With aged eyes, short way before? Emerson. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass judgment. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deem — /deem/, v.i. 1. to form or have an opinion; judge; think: He did not deem lightly of the issue. v.t. 2. to hold as an opinion; think; regard: He deemed it wise to refuse the offer. [bef. 900; ME demen, OE deman; c. Goth domjan, OHG tuomen; see… …   Universalium

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  • deem — *consider, regard, account, reckon Analogous words: conclude, gather, *infer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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