What does the word deem mean?

Usage examples for deem

  1. " Or," continued he; " better still, may I come down to Bellair and talk things over with you, should I deem it advisable?" – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  2. They deem it very unlucky to see the new moon for the first time without having silver in one's pocket. – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley
  3. Above all, ask him no questions that he does not care to answer- there are things that he may not deem wise to tell. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper