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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeemdeem /diːm/ ●○○ verb [transitive] formal  THINK ABOUTto think of something in a particular way or as having a particular quality syn considerdeem that They deemed that he was no longer capable of managing the business.deem something necessary/appropriate etc They were told to take whatever action they deemed necessary.be deemed to be something They were deemed to be illegal immigrants.be deemed to do something UK plans were deemed to infringe EU law.GRAMMAR: Using the progressiveDeem is not used in the progressive. You say: He deems it his duty to report the incident. Don’t say: He is deeming it his duty to report the incident. → See Verb table
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deemRescheduling was deemed better than default.Quite, the others scoffed, but that did not deem it holy.The clearing banks, in addition, hold at the Bank whatever operational balances they deem necessary.The Rossi style is so revered that construction of an exact copy was deemed presumptuous.And billboards promoting movies deemed violent or risque have their share of critics.The issues the Republicans deem worthy of constitutional protection are a motley lot of special-interest pleadings.Did those figures improve because of creative bean-counting techniques in which fewer calls are deemed worthy of investigation?Lastly, they want to give tax advantages to causes deemed worthy, or at least popular.deem thatThe mission will be canceled if officials deem that the risks are too great.The civil law deems that the victim did not intend.But tiresome authority deems that tickling a trout or two or felling the odd wild duck for the supper table is illegal.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theydeem
he, she, itdeems
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theydeemed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave deemed
he, she, ithas deemed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad deemed
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill deem
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have deemed
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