What does deliberate mean?

Definitions for deliberate
dɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪtde·lib·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deliberate, calculated, measuredadjective

    carefully thought out in advance

    "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"

  2. careful, deliberate, measuredverb

    unhurried and with care and dignity

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

  3. consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberateverb

    think about carefully; weigh

    "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

  4. debate, deliberateverb

    discuss the pros and cons of an issue

GCIDE

  1. Deliberateadjective

    having awareness of the likely consequences; intentional.

Wiktionary

  1. deliberateverb

    To consider carefully.

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

  2. deliberateadjective

    Done on purpose; intentional.

    Tripping me was deliberate action.

  3. deliberateadjective

    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. deliberateadjective

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

    The opinion resulted in a deliberate measure.

  5. deliberateadjective

    Not hasty or sudden; slow.

    The prime minister resided over the cautious, deliberate action.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deliberateadjective

    Etymology: deliberatus, Latin.

    Commonly therefore it is for virtuous considerations, that wisdom so far prevaileth with men as to make them desirous of slow and deliberate death, against the stream of their sensual inclination. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 46.

    Echoes are some more sudden, and chop again as soon as the voice is delivered; others are more deliberate, that is, give more space between the voice and the echo, which is caused by the local nearness or distance. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

  2. To DELIBERATEverb

    To think, in order to choice; to hesitate.

    Etymology: delibero, Latin.

    A conscious, wise, reflecting cause,
    Which freely moves, and acts by reason’s laws;
    That can deliberate means elect, and find
    Their due connection with the end design’d. Richard Blackmore, Creat.

    When love once pleads admission to our hearts,
    In spite of all the virtue we can boast,
    The woman that deliberates is lost. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deliberateadjective

    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. Deliberateadjective

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

  3. Deliberateadjective

    not hasty or sudden; slow

  4. Deliberateverb

    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. Deliberateverb

    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. Etymology: [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.]

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  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. Maryam Sharif:

    The same five-judge panel will deliberate on this and make a judgment, the matter is still very much in the hands of the judiciary.

  2. Mayor Parker:

    This was a campaign of fear mongering and deliberate lies.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Any agreement that we finalize with the other 11 countries will have to be posted online for at least 60 days before I even sign it. Then it would go to Congress -- and you know there's not going to do anything fast, there's nothing fast-track about this. This is a very deliberate track.

  4. Roger Rasheed:

    I'd be deliberate about changing the way things look, i'd do little things that actually need to rattle the cage because at the moment everything is in Serena's favor.

  5. Ahmed Nur:

    The mosque was not attacked but it was an accident. We have not seen mosques being attacked. If it was deliberate, all could be killed easily. There was no gunfire.

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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
  • σκόπιμοςGreek
  • deliberado, deliberar, a propósitoSpanish
  • حساب شدهPersian
  • 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
  • דיליבראַטYiddish

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