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To hold; consider; adjudge; believe; condemn; determine; treat as if; construe.
To deem is to consider something as having certain characteristics. If an act is deemed a crime by law, then it is held to be a crime. If someone is deemed liable for damages, then he or she will have to pay them.
deemverb 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
See also: adjudge, adjudicate, conclude, decide, deduce, deduct, guess, judge, opine, presume, presuppose, regard, surmise, suspect, think