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English adjective: deliberate

1. deliberate carefully thought out in advance

SamplesA calculated insult.
With measured irony.

Synonymscalculated, measured



2. deliberate unhurried and with care and dignity

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

Synonymscareful, measured



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


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

Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over

Narrower (hyponym)vex

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