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deliberate

  

      adj  
1    carefully thought out in advance; planned; studied; intentional  
a deliberate insult     
2    careful or unhurried in speech or action  
a deliberate pace     
      vb  
3    to consider (something) deeply; ponder; think over  
     (C15: from Latin deliberare to consider well, from librare to weigh, from libra scales)  
  deliberately      adv  
  deliberateness      n  
  deliberator      n  
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deliberate

  

      vb  
1    cogitate, consider, consult, debate, discuss, meditate, mull over, ponder, reflect, think, weigh  
      adj  
2    calculated, conscious, considered, designed, intentional, planned, prearranged, premeditated, purposeful, studied, thoughtful, wilful  
3    careful, cautious, circumspect, heedful, measured, methodical, ponderous, prudent, slow, thoughtful, unhurried, wary  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    accidental, inadvertent, unconscious, unintended, unpremeditated, unthinking  
3    fast, haphazard, hasty, heedless, hurried, impetuous, impulsive, rash  

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n.
a deliberate and strategic effort to engage one in a donor/investor relationship
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