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  • Done on purpose; intentional.
         Tripping me was deliberate action.
  • 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.
         a deliberate judge
  • Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
         a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
  • Not hasty or sudden; slow.
         a cautious, deliberate action
  • To consider carefully.
         The jury deliberated for days before returning a verdict.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

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.

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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