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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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Five years after the robbery of a Canyon Country bank, accused mastermind Alex Yepes was convicted on 21 felony charges Thursday as a jury continued deliberating nine other charges.
Jurors deciding whether convicted killer Kenneth McKinzie should be sentenced to life in prison or be sent to Death Row deadlocked Thursday, but were ordered by the judge to continue deliberating.
A juror on one of the three panels deliberating in the Haing Ngor murder trial was dismissed Friday for allegedly refusing to discuss the case with other jurors and saying he had already made up his mind.
The request sparked fears that some jurors might have prematurely begun discussing or deliberating whether Dally, 37, murdered his wife, Sherri, or participated in a plot to kill her for financial gain.
Jurors have been deliberating in the case since April 15, but Thursday the judge decided to read the partial verdict.