Robinson
What's the difference between "deem" and "think" ?
Nov 30, 2017 2:17 PM
Answers · 2
The word "deem" should be used to talk about how you perceive something or what you consider something.
November 30, 2017
Hi Robinson! I would say that deem is very formal and rarely used in everyday language in comparison with think. Think can be used for general thoughts, but deem is used specifically for opinions or perceptions, and tends to add a sense of authority to your judgement, especially in legal contexts. When I think of the word deemed I usually think of it in a set phrase such as 'deemed worthy' or 'deemed obsolete'. I hope this helps clear up the differences for you. Send me a message if there's anything else I can help with :)
November 30, 2017
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