Deliberate

Definition of Deliberate

De`lib´er`ate   Pronunciation: dė`lĭb´ẽr`āt
a.1.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.
2.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.
- Shak.
3.Not hasty or sudden; slow.
His enunciation was so deliberate.
- W. Wirt.
4.having awareness of the likely consequences; intentional.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Deliberated; p. pr. & vb. n. Deliberating.]
v. i.1.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.
The woman that deliberates is lost.
- Addison.

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