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deliberate about (someone or something)

To consider, discuss, or confer about someone or something, often for a lengthy period of time. This is a big decision, so I need some more time to deliberate about it, all right?
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deliberate over (someone or something)

To consider, discuss, or confer about someone or something, often for a lengthy period of time. This is a big decision, so I need some more time to deliberate over it with my family, all right?
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deliberate about someone or something

 and deliberate on someone or something
to think about someone or something; to consider what to do about someone or something. How long do you intend to deliberate about Carol? We will deliberate about this matter as long as it takes to do it right. Let's deliberate on this for a while.
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deliberate over someone or something

to discuss and argue about someone or something. We will deliberate over this question tomorrow. We have been deliberating over Karen long enough.
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The judge gave us the laws on each of the counts and we went by the law and we deliberated to the best of our ability,'' the jury foreman said.
After the jury deliberated for most of the day, the jury foreman told Superior Court Judge Vincent O'Neill that the panel was still deadlocked in the third day of deliberations.
He ordered the panel, which had deliberated about 37 hours, to start over from scratch.