To deliberate is to think about something carefully before you make a decision. Sometimes people use the word to describe the act of discussing something in detail.

  • They deliberated for hours before they finally made a decision.

  • They deliberated for days before they finally came to a decision.

Definition of deliberated


To consider carefully; to weigh well in the mind.


To consider the reasons for and against anything; to reflect.

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Example Sentences for deliberated

  • 1

    A Steinkirk was a type of cravat designed to be worn in deliberate disarray.

  • 2

    Leaving the matter in the preamble was deliberate.

  • 3

    Instead , it is the control of the agenda for deliberation.

  • 4

    It is a mixture of the serious and the silly, deliberately.

  • 5

    It is deliberately obfuscated in the documents referred to.

  • 6

    The center of the keystone is deliberately weakened.

  • 7

    The chronology of the albums is deliberately murky.

  • 8

    The red link in the summary was not deliberate.

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    The translation is deliberately close to the original.

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    Artifice is the result of a deliberate intent to make.