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Definition of deliberate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deliberate
he / she / it deliberates
past simple deliberated
-ing form deliberating
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to think very carefully about something, usually before making a decision The jury deliberated for five days before finding him guilty. deliberate (on) whether, what, etc… They deliberated (on) whether to continue with the talks.
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