deem - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [never progressive] formal 

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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.