Definitions for deliberatedɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•lib•er•ate*dɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪt(adj.; v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
(adj.)studied or intentional:
a deliberate lie.
characterized by deliberation; careful or slow in deciding:
a deliberate decision.
a deliberate step.
to deliberate a question.
(v.i.)to think carefully or attentively; reflect.
to consult or confer formally:
The jury deliberated for three hours.
* Syn: deliberate , intentional , voluntary refer to something not happening by chance. deliberate is applied to what is done not hastily but with full realization of what one is doing: a deliberate attempt to evade justice. intentional is applied to what is definitely intended or done on purpose: an intentional omission. voluntary is applied to what is done by a definite exercise of the will and not because of outside pressures: a voluntary enlistment. See also slow.
Origin of deliberate:
1350–1400; ME < L dēlīberātus, ptp. of dēlīberāre to consider
deliberate, calculated, measured(adj)
carefully thought out in advance
"a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
careful, deliberate, measured(verb)
unhurried and with care and dignity
"walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate(verb)
think about carefully; weigh
"They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
discuss the pros and cons of an issue
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
deliberate(adjective)ɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; v. -əˌreɪt
≠ accidental, unintentional
a deliberate attempt to set fire to the building
To consider carefully.
It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.
Done on purpose; intentional.
Tripping me was deliberate action.
Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining.
The jury took eight hours to come to its deliberate verdict.
Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
The opinion resulted in a deliberate measure.
Not hasty or sudden; slow.
The prime minister resided over the cautious, deliberate action.
Origin: From deliberatus, past participle of delibero, from de + *, libro, from *, libra; see librate.
weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor
formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result
not hasty or sudden; slow
to weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question
to take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; -- sometimes with on, upon, about, concerning
British National Corpus
Word rank popularity for 'deliberate' among Adjectives Frequency: #853
Translations for deliberate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
intentional and not by accident
That was a deliberate insult.
- doelbewus, opsetlik, voorbedagAfrikaans
- مُتَعَمَّد، مَقْصودArabic
- deliberadoPortuguese (BR)
- bewußt, vorsätzlichGerman
- forsætlig; bevidstDanish
- σκόπιμος, εσκεμμένοςGreek
- deliberado, intencionadoSpanish
- عمدی؛ تعمدیFarsi
- namjeran, promišljenCroatian
- meðvitaður, úthugsaðurIcelandic
- tyčinis, apgalvotasLithuanian
- tīšs; apzinātsLatvian
- bevisst, forsettlig, tilsiktetNorwegian
- celowy, rozmyślnyPolish
- عمدی؛ تعمدیPersian
- سنجول، مشوره كول، غور كول، فكر كول: سنجېدل، ځيركېدلPashto
- kasti, kasıtlıTurkish
- 故意的Chinese (Trad.)
- دانستہ ، غلطی سے نہیںUrdu
- cố ýVietnamese
- 故意的Chinese (Simp.)
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