Definition of 'deem'
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The case did not reach court because a judge deemed that a legal time limit had been breached. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They do not give away penalties on a whim, but when it is deemed essential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is rightly deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester City. The Sun (2016)This is deemed necessary to contain gang warfare and political protests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But once he has got them there he has always been deemed surplus to requirements. The Sun (2009)Or we give prizes to people we deem worthy recipients. Christianity Today (2000)What you consider to be essentials may be deemed excessive expenditure by lenders. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was deemed necessary to make a display of force. JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)Offering it free certainly deems it download worthy. The Sun (2014)So far, judges deem the move a success. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Euro judges have deemed us guilty of 91 violations under the right to a fair trial. The Sun (2014)Such measures would be unpopular, depriving us of toys we now deem necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's one of those expensive quangos deemed essential to public safety. The Sun (2013)This role was subsequently removed, but some lay inspectors were deemed competent to judge teaching and learning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A judge deemed his sentence excessive for a first offence. The Sun (2011)In addition, there are no maximum limits on the amount of care provided as long as it is deemed medically necessary. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)He helped persuade the Chancellor to cancel increases in petrol duty that were initially deemed essential to help reduce the budget deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This year medical academics found that some of their best students were not offered jobs in the first round, while others deemed less competent were. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No wonder 13 Songs has been deemed worthy of a proper promotional push over here. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Because the company will sell cars in America, an automatic gearbox was deemed a necessary option. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In 2008, the arts world will have to fight tooth and nail for what it deems really essential. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After a final investigation the individual may be formally canonized as a saint (meaning he or she is deemed worthy of universal veneration). COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)
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Used Occasionally. deem is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'deem'
British English: deem VERB
If something is deemed to have a particular quality or to do a particular thing, it is considered to have that quality or do that thing.
No further punishment was deemed necessary.
Definition of deem from the Collins English Dictionary
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