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dɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪtde·lib·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deliberate, calculated, measured(adj)

    carefully thought out in advance

    "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"

  2. careful, deliberate, measured(verb)

    unhurried and with care and dignity

    "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"

  3. 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"

  4. debate, deliberate(verb)

    discuss the pros and cons of an issue

GCIDE

  1. Deliberate(a.)

    having awareness of the likely consequences; intentional.

  2. Origin: [L. deliberatus, p. p. of deliberare to deliberate; de- + librare to weigh. See Librate.]

Wiktionary

  1. deliberate(Verb)

    To consider carefully.

    It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.

  2. deliberate(Adjective)

    Done on purpose; intentional.

    Tripping me was deliberate action.

  3. deliberate(Adjective)

    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.

  4. deliberate(Adjective)

    Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.

    The opinion resulted in a deliberate measure.

  5. deliberate(Adjective)

    Not hasty or sudden; slow.

    The prime minister resided over the cautious, deliberate action.

  6. Origin: From deliberatus, past participle of delibero, from de + *, libro, from *, libra; see librate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deliberate(adj)

    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

  2. Deliberate(adj)

    formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result

  3. Deliberate(adj)

    not hasty or sudden; slow

  4. Deliberate(verb)

    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

  5. Deliberate(verb)

    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

  6. Origin: [L. deliberatus, p. p. of deliberare to deliberate; de- + librare to weigh. See Librate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deliberate

    de-lib′ėr-āt, v.t. to weigh well in one's mind.—v.i. to consider the reasons for and against anything: to reflect: to consider.—adj. well considered: considering carefully: slow in determining: cautious.—adv. Delib′erately.—ns. Delib′erateness; Deliberā′tion, the act of deliberating: mature reflection: calmness: coolness.—adj. Delib′erative, proceeding or acting by deliberation.—adv. Delib′eratively. [L. deliberāre, -ātumde, inten., and librāre, to weigh—libra, a balance.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deliberate' in Adjectives Frequency: #853

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deliberate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deliberate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of deliberate in a Sentence

  1. Latin Proverb:

    Deliberate often--decide once.

  2. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders:

    The actions definitely looked deliberate.

  3. Florence Parly:

    We have seen a deliberate, gradual U.S. disengagement.

  4. Mayor Parker:

    This was a campaign of fear mongering and deliberate lies.

  5. Author Unknown:

    Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.

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Translations for deliberate

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  • наўмысныBelarusian
  • обмислям, обмислен, умишлен, преднамеренBulgarian
  • deliberatCatalan, Valencian
  • váhavý, záměrný, neuspěchaný, zvažovat, úmyslný, rozvážný, promyšlenýCzech
  • bevidst, langsom, overveje, velovervejet, rolig, gennemtænkt, overlagt, sindigDanish
  • wohlerwogen, absichtlich, überlegt, bedachtsam, bewusst, vorsichtig, erwägen, wohlüberlegt, überlegen, beraten, vorsätzlich, bedacht, abwägenGerman
  • deliberado, deliberar, a propósitoSpanish
  • harkitseva, tarkoituksellinen, harkita, verkkainen, puntaroida, harkittu, pohtia, tahallinenFinnish
  • délibérer, concerté, délibéréFrench
  • meòraichScottish Gaelic
  • deliberado, deliberarGalician
  • מכווןHebrew
  • megfontolt, szándékos, megfontolHungarian
  • sengaja, disengajaIndonesian
  • 熟慮する, 思慮深い, 作為的, 慎重, 故意Japanese
  • consiliumLatin
  • mauritau, whakaraupeka, ngarahuMāori
  • намеренMacedonian
  • opzettelijke, weloverwogen, doordacht, doordachte, doordenken, beraadslagen, met opzet, overwegen, opzettelijkDutch
  • overveid, veloverveid, med viljeNorwegian
  • umyślny, zamierzonyPolish
  • proposital, deliberado, deliberar, de propósito, intencional, calculadoPortuguese
  • delibera, consfătuiRomanian
  • осторожный, осмотрительный, размеренный, обдумывать, преднамеренный, осознанный, взвешенный, намеренный, неспешный, умышленный, обдуманный, рассудительныйRussian
  • namjeran, намјеран, nameran, намеранSerbo-Croatian
  • úmyselný, zámernýSlovak
  • namerenSlovene
  • medveten, överlägga, rådslå, avsiktligSwedish
  • навмисний, умиснийUkrainian

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