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Today's word: deliberate
dɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪtde·lib·er·ate
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deliberate, calculated, measuredadjective
carefully thought out in advance
"a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
careful, deliberate, measuredverb
unhurried and with care and dignity
"walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberateverb
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
having awareness of the likely consequences; intentional.
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.
Etymology: From deliberatus, past participle of delibero, from de + *, libro, from *, libra; see librate.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
Deliberation is a process of thoughtfully weighing options, usually prior to voting. Deliberation emphasizes the use of logic and reason as opposed to power-struggle, creativity, or dialogue. Group decisions are generally made after deliberation through a vote or consensus of those involved. In legal settings a jury famously uses deliberation because it is given specific options, like guilty or not guilty, along with information and arguments to evaluate. In "deliberative democracy", the aim is for both elected officials and the general public to use deliberation rather than power-struggle as the basis for their vote.
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
Etymology: [L. deliberatus, p. p. of deliberare to deliberate; de- + librare to weigh. See Librate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -ātum—de, inten., and librāre, to weigh—libra, a balance.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'deliberate' in Adjectives Frequency: #853
The numerical value of deliberate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of deliberate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
There has been a very deliberate attempt to take the foundation down, there’s almost no new fact that wasn’t known the first time she ran for president.
There is nothing so stark than looking at the disproportionate amount of Black and Latino people that are [ contracting and ] dying from this disease, knowing there is no medical safety net for them and also understanding that there are deliberate decisions that aren't taking their best interests in mind, this is the piece that I think has been the most difficult for me.
For me it was déjà vu. I am very aware of the frailty and the fallacy of the notion of acts of democracy in Georgia, we watched the secretary of state in 2018 set up a system of voter suppression and we watched the current secretary of state continue the same work. The reality is this was a mix of incompetence, malfeasance. It was a deliberate indifference to voters and it's a solvable problem.
We have seen a deliberate, gradual U.S. disengagement.
Now more than ever, the United States should not waver on Afghanistan, if we do not make deliberate, measured adjustments, 2016 is at risk of being no better, and possibly worse than 2015.
Translations for deliberate
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- 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
- حساب شدهPersian
- harkitseva, tarkoituksellinen, harkita, verkkainen, puntaroida, harkittu, pohtia, tahallinenFinnish
- délibérer, concerté, délibéréFrench
- meòraichScottish Gaelic
- deliberado, deliberarGalician
- megfontolt, szándékos, megfontolHungarian
- sengaja, disengajaIndonesian
- 熟慮する, 思慮深い, 作為的, 慎重, 故意Japanese
- mauritau, whakaraupeka, ngarahuMāori
- 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
- medveten, överlägga, rådslå, avsiktligSwedish
- навмисний, умиснийUkrainian
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