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deliberate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deliberate  \De*lib"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deliberated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deliberate  \De*lib"er*ate\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deliberate  \De*lib"er*ate\,  a.  [L.  deliberatus  p.  p.  of 
  deliberare  to  deliberate;  de-  +  librare  to  weigh.  See 
  {Librate}.] 
  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.  ``These 
  deliberate  fools.''  --Shak. 
 
  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.  --Hooker. 
 
  His  enunciation  was  so  deliberate.  --W.  Wirt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deliberate 
  adj  1:  by  conscious  design  or  purpose;  "intentional  damage";  "a 
  knowing  attempt  to  defraud";  "a  willful  waste  of  time" 
  [syn:  {intentional},  {knowing},  {willful},  {wilful}] 
  2:  with  care  and  dignity;  "walking  at  the  same  measured  pace"; 
  "with  all  deliberate  speed"  [syn:  {careful},  {measured}] 
  3:  produced  or  marked  by  conscious  design  or  premeditation;  "a 
  studied  smile";  "a  note  of  biting  irony  and  studied 
  insult"-  V.L.Parrington  [syn:  {studied}]  [ant:  {unstudied}] 
  4:  marked  by  careful  consideration  or  reflection;  "a  deliberate 
  decision" 
  5:  carefully  thought  out  in  advance;  "a  calculated  insult"; 
  "with  measured  irony"  [syn:  {calculated},  {measured}] 
  v  1:  think  about  carefully;  weigh;  "They  considered  the 
  possibility  of  a  strike"  [syn:  {consider},  {debate},  {moot}, 
  {turn  over}] 
  2:  discuss  the  pros  and  cons  of  an  issue  [syn:  {debate}] 
  3:  consider  carefully  and  deeply;  reflect  upon  turn  over  in 
  one's  mind  [syn:  {cogitate}] 




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