Deliberate meaning

dĭ-lĭbər-ĭt
To consider (a matter) carefully and often slowly, as by weighing alternatives.
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Unhurried and careful.

Moved at a deliberate pace.

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The definition of deliberate is doing something on purpose and with careful thought.

An example of deliberate is buying gifts only after hours of considering your options.

An example of deliberate is shooting a gun after aiming very carefully.

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To consult with another or others in a process of reaching a decision.
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To deliberate is to think about or discuss something until you reach a conclusion.

An example of to deliberate is what is done by a jury during a trial.

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Unhurried and methodical.

Take deliberate aim.

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To think or consider carefully and fully; esp., to consider reasons for and against a thing in order to make up one's mind.

A jury deliberates.

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To consider carefully.
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Intentional and premeditated, of an act performed with prior planning; with full consideration and thoroughly, as in “with all deliberate speed.”
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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.

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Done with or marked by full consciousness of the nature and effects; intentional.

Mistook the oversight for a deliberate insult.

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Tripping me was deliberate action.

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Not hasty or sudden; slow.
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To consider carefully.

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

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Arising from or marked by careful consideration.

A deliberate decision.

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To think carefully and often slowly, as about a choice to be made.
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Carefully thought out and formed, or done on purpose; premeditated.
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Careful in considering, judging, or deciding; not rash or hasty.
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Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.

A deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.

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The process by which jurors determine the outcome of a case.
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Origin of deliberate

  • Latin dēlīberātus past participle of dēlīberāre to consider, weigh dē- de- lībrāre to balance (from lībra a balance, scales)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin deliberatus, past participle of delibero (“I consider, weigh well”), from de + *libero, libro (“I weigh”), from *libera, libra (“a balance”); see librate.

    From Wiktionary