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verb [transitive] [never progressive] formal deem pronunciation in British English /diːm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledeeming
past tensedeemed
past participledeemed
  1. 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.
    deem someone/something to be something: These buildings are deemed to be of architectural importance and must be protected.


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