deem it necessary

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deem it necessary

To determine that something is necessary. I didn't deem it necessary to give the boys detention because having their shirts untucked isn't a very serious infraction.
See also: necessary

deem it (to be) necessary

 and deem that it is necessary
to decide that something is necessary. Mary deemed that it was necessary to leave town that night. Lisa deemed it necessary to go home.
See also: necessary
References in classic literature ?
Neither Ishmael, nor his sons deemed it necessary to enter into prolix explanations.
Mr Swiveller heard this account with a degree of admiration not altogether consistent with the project in which he had just concurred, but his friend attached very little importance to his behavior in this respect, probably because he knew that he had influence sufficient to control Richard Swiveller's proceedings in this or any other matter, whenever he deemed it necessary, for the advancement of his own purposes, to exert it.
To the father who deemed it necessary to overtake me less than 50m from the school where we were both dropping off our children at 7.
However, before I had the chance to hear from Portia, I was disappointed that writer Michele Kort deemed it necessary to take yet another unfair and unnecessary swipe at Anne Heche when she wrote that "fans of DeGeneres don't have to worry that this actress-girlfriend will pull an Anne Heche and rediscover her heterosexuality.
Bodenheimer: ``Well, uh, sure, it's our contention that, based on the creative license we had approved at the creative license department right down the hall here that we could, ahem, at our behest, create a second season of 'Playmakers' if we deemed it necessary to shamelessly increase our ratings.