- Hyphenation: de‧lib‧er‧ate
- Done on purpose; intentional.
- Formed with deliberation; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
- a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result
- Synonyms: careful, cautious, well-advised; see also Thesaurus:cautious
- 1603-4, Shakespeare, William, Measure for Measure:
- settled visage and deliberate word
- Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; slow in determining.
- Not hasty or sudden; slow.
- 1803, William Wirt, The Letters of the British Spy:
- His enunciation was so deliberate.
of a person, carefully considering the probable consequences of a step
not hasty or sudden
- (transitive) To consider carefully; to weigh well in the mind.
- It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.
- (intransitive) To consider the reasons for and against anything; to reflect.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:ponder
- deliberate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- deliberate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- deliberate at OneLook Dictionary Search