UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations adjective: /dɪˈlɪbərət/, verb: /dɪˈlɪbəreɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/adj. dɪˈlɪbərɪt; v. -əˌreɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(adj. di libər it; v. di libə rāt′)

Inflections of 'deliberate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. her actions were (not) deliberate
  2. a deliberate [attempt, effort] to
  3. a deliberate action
  4. with a deliberate indifference (towards)
  5. was a deliberate [decision, choice]
  6. made the deliberate decision to
  7. the deliberate [use, intention, destruction, damage] of
  8. [is, constitutes, represents] a deliberate attack on
  9. the deliberate killing of
  10. a deliberate and [unethical, immoral, far-reaching] decision
  11. it wasn't deliberate
  12. it was [entirely, completely] deliberate
  13. was very deliberate over the [details, project, task]
  14. slow, deliberate movements
  1. deliberate on the [issue, matter, subject] (of)
  2. deliberate upon the [issue] (of)
  3. deliberate over the [issue] (of)
  4. deliberate about the [issue] (of)
  5. deliberate in [Washington, Congress]
  6. deliberating whether or not to [go, declare war, resign]
  7. deliberate long and hard (before) [going]
  8. the jury has been sent out to deliberate
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