Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “deem”

deem

verb [T not continuous]     /diːm/ formal
C2 to consider or judge something in a particular way: [+ obj + noun/adj ] The area has now been deemed safe. [+ noun/adj] We will provide help whenever you deem it appropriate. [+ obj + to infinitive ] Anyone not paying the registration fee by 31 March will be deemed to have withdrawn from the scheme.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
(Definition of deem verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of deem

Definitions of “deem” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More