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deem

verb [T not continuous] uk   /diːm/ formal us  
C2 to consider or judge something in a particular way: [+ obj + noun/adj ] The area has now been deemed safe. [+ noun/adj] We will provide help whenever you deem it appropriate. [+ obj + to infinitive ] Anyone not paying the registration fee by 31 March will be deemed to have withdrawn from the offer.
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in Spanish juzgar, considerar…
in French juger…
in German halten für…
in Chinese (Traditional) 認為,視為, 覺得…
in Russian считать, полагать…
in Turkish varsaymak, bir şekilde yargılamak, dikkate almak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 认为,视为, 觉得…
in Polish uznawać…
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