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English adjective: deliberate

1. deliberate carefully thought out in advance


SamplesA calculated insult.
With measured irony.


Synonymscalculated, measured


Similarintended


Antonymsunintended

2. deliberate unhurried and with care and dignity


SamplesWalking at the same measured pace.
With all deliberate speed.


Synonymscareful, measured


Similarunhurried


Antonymshurried


English verb: deliberate

1. deliberate (communication) think about carefully; weigh


SamplesThey considered the possibility of a strike.
Turn the proposal over in your mind.


Synonymsconsider, debate, moot, turn over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over


Narrower (hyponym)debate, premeditate, see, think twice, wrestle


Verb groupconsider, study

2. deliberate (communication) discuss the pros and cons of an issue


ExamplesSam and Sue deliberate, Sam wants to deliberate with Sue


Synonymsdebate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over


Narrower (hyponym)vex









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