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When do you use “deem”? deem=consider (in my dictionary) I think that if deem means exactly the same meaning as consider, you don’t need the word deem. I guess there is some difference between them. When do you use deem? Please give me some examples.
Sep 27, 2019 1:32 AM
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'deem' is more formal than 'consider'. They have the same meaning, but in conversation you don't hear 'deem' often unless it is in something more formal like a presentation or a speech. In writing, 'deem' is a little more common. In formal writing - journals, etc it is common, but even in newspapers you will see it. As well if you were writing a college level assignment, you may see 'deem' written as an alternative to 'consider'. Often in this sort of formal writing the two terms are mixed to avoid repetition of one.
September 27, 2019
to be deemed = to be considered The house flooding was deemed a total loss.
September 27, 2019
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