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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 [+ obj + to infinitive ] Anyone not paying the registration fee by 31 March will be deemed to have withdrawn from the offer.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
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