What does deliberate mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deliberate.

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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. deliberateverb

    To consider carefully.

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

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

  2. deliberateadjective

    Done on purpose; intentional.

    Tripping me was deliberate action.

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

  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.

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

  4. deliberateadjective

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

    The opinion resulted in a deliberate measure.

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

  5. deliberateadjective

    Not hasty or sudden; slow.

    The prime minister resided over the cautious, deliberate action.

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

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

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

  2. Deliberateadjective

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

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

  3. Deliberateadjective

    not hasty or sudden; slow

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

  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

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

  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

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

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  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. Dmitry Peskov:

    In the last few days we have seen a huge number of media hoaxes and deliberate data releases concerning the consequences of the Russian military air campaign in Syria, i think that this report is probably one of those.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    None of the provincial laws can surpass the federal laws in whatever context and concept; otherwise, it will be a deliberate attempt to deny stability and unity of the entire State.

  3. Johannes Chan:

    It is a deliberate decision of the government to prosecute us right now, they didn't want it to effect the election campaign of Carrie Lam.

  4. Preet Bharara:

    Part of the reason I said I was not going to resign and be fired was because I want the record to reflect for all time that there was a deliberate decision, not just a bureaucratic sweeping away of what had been there in the past, but a specific decision to change one’s mind and deliberately fire me, particularly given what my office’s jurisdiction is and where my office is situated.

  5. Bob Chapek:

    While it's too early to predict when we'll be able to begin resuming all of our operations, we are evaluating a number of different scenarios to ensure a cautious, sensible and deliberate approach to the eventual reopening of our parks.

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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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