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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 on (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 on it, all right? We deliberated on all the applicants, eventually coming to a unanimous decision about whom we should hire.
See also: deliberate, on

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?
See also: deliberate, over
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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.
See also: deliberate

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.
See also: deliberate, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Excuse me--I will take a seat," interrupted Hippolyte once more, sitting down deliberately; "for I am not strong yet.
Deliberately self-exposed to the violence of ruffians and the outbreak of disease, who is to extricate him from his shocking position?
When Strickland, recovering somewhat, was in a good humour and amused himself by laughing at him, he deliberately did absurd things to excite his ridicule.
28), after a suspect he was pursuing deliberately clipped his scooter at an intersection in Keelung.
The neighbourhood figures, from the Home Office, don't include fires deliberately started in homes, other building or vehicles.
Almost 2,000 outdoor fires were started deliberately in Staffordshire last year.
After a joint investigation by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the police, it has been established yobs deliberately set the wheelie bins ablaze before it spread to the motor.
SOME of the moorland fires that have broken out on the hills around Greater Manchester were started deliberately, the fire service has confirmed.
Summary: London [UK], Apr 14 (ANI): Police in London opened fire after a car "deliberately" rammed into the Ukrainian ambassador's official car here on Saturday (local time), according to the London Metropolitan Police.
She wrote, "In one of the first photos I noticed Kate was deliberately holding her belly so it was really obvious in the fabric of her dress (think basically every maternity shoot photo ever taken)."
The Kenya Wildlife Service has denied reports that elephant calves are deliberately separated from their mothers before confining them to animal orphanages for commercial gain.
According to a press release issued by the ISPR, progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afghan border, situation along eastern border including Indian ceasefire violations deliberately targeting innocent citizens and Afghan reconciliation process were also discussed.
Thugs torched a Mazda 6 car just before 1am and the owners were woken by the noise of the blaze and then saw it roll down the hill and smash into another vehicle Fire and rescue teams were called to the scene and put out the fire and have said they believe it was started deliberately.
According to the legal notice, the details published by the PCB on its website of expenses and payments during Sethi's term were "incorrect, misleading, grossly exaggerated and deliberately calculated to hurt Mr Sethi's reputation and to lower the esteem in which he is held by the general public."
ISLAMABAD -- A civilian, Mukesh Kumar, was killed after an Indian Army vehicle deliberately hit him on Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch highway, in Indian occupied Kashmir.