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deliberate

 
Adjective deliberate has 5 senses
  1. deliberate, intentional, knowing, willful, wilful - by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
    Antonym: unintended (indirect, via intended)
  2. careful, deliberate, measured - with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
    Antonym: hurried (indirect, via unhurried)
  3. studied, deliberate - produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
  4. deliberate - marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate decision"
    Antonym:
    thoughtless (indirect, via thoughtful)
  5. calculated, deliberate, measured - carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
    Antonym: unpremeditated (indirect, via premeditated)
Verb deliberate has 2 senses
  1. consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
    --1 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived forms: noun deliberation1, noun deliberation2, noun deliberation5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
  2. debate, deliberate - discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    --2 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived forms: noun deliberation1, noun deliberation2, noun deliberation5
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue deliberate
    Sam wants to deliberate with Sue
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