Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) consider or judge something in a specified way
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    • deem something to be a success/failure/inappropriate
  • Analysis
    To ‘deem’ something means to judge it or evaluate it in a considered or authoritative way. “My professor seems my writing good enough to submit to a journal.” This is a formal verb used more in writing or formal contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Despite less people turning up than he expected, Gary was happy to deem the party a big success as everyone seemed to have a great time.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The movie was deemed to be inappropriate for viewers under the age of fifteen due to the graphic nature of the violence on display.
    2. deem social media unsuitable for young people below the age of 16. There is too much inappropriate material being shared.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Management did not elaborate on the disciplinary action they planned to take against the staff member, they merely said that they would take whatever action they deemed appropriate after first reviewing the case thoroughly.
    2. After having performed due diligence as part of a lengthy selection process, the CEO will soon announce the candidates that she deems suitable for the vacant position.
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