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deliberate

adjective uk   /dɪˈlɪb.ər.ət/  us   /-ɚ-/
B2 (often of something bad) intentional or planned: a deliberate attack/insult/lie We made a deliberate decision to live apart for a while. A deliberate movement, action, or thought is done carefully without hurrying: From her slow, deliberate speech I guessed she must be drunk.
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verb [I or T] uk   us   /dɪˈlɪb.ə.reɪt/ formal
to think or talk seriously and carefully about something: The jury took five days to deliberate on the case. The committee has deliberated the question at great length. [+ question word] He's deliberating whether or not to accept the new job that he's been offered.
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