deliberation collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

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long and careful thought or discussions

Adjectives frequently used with deliberation
a lot of: considerable, extensive, great, lengthy, long, muchAfter much deliberation the winning design was chosen.careful or sensible: calm, careful, mature, rational, seriousCool and calm deliberation would do them more good than the present infighting.enough: dueAfter due deliberation, the staff decided that the metal should be examined by a qualified laboratory.more: furtherFurther deliberation by the council would be required.public/private: internal, publicThe organization’s internal deliberations are continuing.
Verbs frequently used with deliberation
start or continue deliberations: begin, continue, resume, startGo home and relax and return again tomorrow to resume your deliberations.hold deliberations: conduct, holdThe Committee voted to hold its deliberations in secret.complete deliberations: complete, concludeThe summit conference concluded its deliberations on Wednesday.

Usage note

Deliberation is plural in all of the v+N combinations shown above: The legal team have concluded their deliberations.We will continue our deliberations tomorrow.

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