verb think about carefully; weigh
moot; turn over; consider; debate.
- They considered the possibility of a strike
- Turn the proposal over in your mind
verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
adjective satellite carefully thought out in advance
- a calculated insult
- with measured irony
adjective satellite unhurried and with care and dignity
- walking at the same measured pace
- with all deliberate speed
, p. p. of deliberare
to deliberate; de-
to weigh. See Librate
- Weighing facts and arguments with a view 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. "These deliberate fools."
- Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
Settled visage and deliberate word.
- Not hasty or sudden; slow.
His enunciation was so deliberate.
De*lib"er*ate transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Deliberated; present participle & verbal noun Deliberating
- 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.
De*lib"er*ate intransitive verb
- 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, concerning.
The woman the deliberation is lost.
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