to judge or have as an opinion Low voter participation was deemed a major factor in the results of the poll.
to regard or consider something in a particular way Everyone deemed to be a worker is covered by workers compensation insurance.
- The court has now been deemed safe after yesterday's fire.
- The law firm will provide assistance whenever you deem it appropriate.
- The rules are deemed necessary to prevent this kind of behaviour.
- Anyone not paying the fee by 31st December will be deemed to have withdrawn from the scheme.
- In general, deem is archaic for judge or esteem.
- deemed (past tense)