deliberate

  • 1 deliberate — de·lib·er·ate 1 /di li bə ˌrāt/ vb at·ed, at·ing vi: to think about and weigh or discuss issues and decisions carefully the jury retired to deliberate vt: to think about or evaluate de·lib·er·ate 2 /di li bə rət/ adj …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 deliberate — adj 1 willful, intentional, *voluntary, willing Analogous words: purposed, intended (see INTEND): conscious, cognizant, *aware: mortal, *deadly Antonyms: impulsive Contrasted words: inadvertent, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Deliberate — De*lib er*ate (d[ e]*l[i^]b [ e]r*[asl]t), 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Deliberate — De*lib er*ate (d[ e]*l[i^]b [ e]r*[=a]t), 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 deliberate — [adj] intentional advised, aforethought, calculated, careful, cautious, coldblooded, conscious, considered, cut and dried*, designed, designful, done on purpose, express, fixed, intended, judged, meticulous, planned, pondered, prearranged,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 deliberate — [di lib′ər it; ] for v. [, di lib′ərāt΄] adj. [ME < L deliberatus, pp. of deliberare, to consider, weigh well < de , intens. + librare, to weigh < libra, a scales] 1. carefully thought out and formed, or done on purpose; premeditated 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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. [1913 Webster] The woman that… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 deliberate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done consciously and intentionally. 2) careful and unhurried. ► VERB ▪ engage in long and careful consideration. DERIVATIVES deliberately adverb deliberateness noun. ORIGIN Latin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 deliberate — I UK [dɪˈlɪb(ə)rət] / US adjective ** 1) intended, not done by chance or by accident I m sure the omission of my name was deliberate. deliberate attempt/effort: Her visit was a deliberate attempt to draw attention to the area. deliberate… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 deliberate — deliberately, adv. deliberateness, n. deliberator, n. adj. /di lib euhr it/; v. /di lib euh rayt /, adj., v., deliberated, deliberating. adj. 1. carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional: a deliberate lie. 2. characterized by… …

    Universalium

  • 11 deliberate — 01. Max lied to his boss about what happened in a [deliberate] attempt to have Sheila fired. 02. In the early part of Canada s history, European settlers [deliberately] gave blankets infected with disease to the native people in order to reduce… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 deliberate — de|lib|er|ate1 [ dı lıb(ə)rət ] adjective ** 1. ) intended, not done by chance or by accident: INTENTIONAL: I m sure the omission of my name was deliberate. deliberate attempt/effort: Her visit was a deliberate attempt to draw attention to the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 deliberate — ♦♦♦ deliberates, deliberating, deliberated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]dɪlɪ̱bərət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪlɪ̱bəreɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED If you do something that is deliberate, you planned or decided to do it beforehand, and so it …

    English dictionary

  • 14 deliberate — de•lib•er•ate adj. [[t]dɪˈlɪb ər ɪt[/t]] v. [[t] əˌreɪt[/t]] adj. v. at•ed, at•ing 1) studied or intentional: a deliberate lie[/ex] 2) characterized by deliberation; careful or slow in deciding: a deliberate decision[/ex] 3) unhurried: a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 deliberate — I adj. deliberate in (deliberate in one s speech) II v. 1) (D; intr.) to deliberate about, on, over 2) (rare) (Q) we deliberated where to meet * * * [dɪ lɪb(ə)rɪt] on over (D; intr.) to deliberate about (rare) (0) we deliberated where to meet del …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 deliberate — de|lib|e|rate1 [dıˈlıbərıt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: deliberatus, past participle of deliberare to weigh in the mind , from libra balance ] 1.) intended or planned ≠ ↑unintentional = ↑intentional ▪ a deliberate attempt to humiliate… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 deliberate — 1 adjective 1 intended or planned, and not happening accidentally: a deliberate act of disobedience 2 deliberate speech, thought, or movement is slow and careful: He began working in his usual deliberate and meticulous manner. deliberateness noun …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 deliberate — I. verb ( ated; ating) Date: 14th century intransitive verb to think about or discuss issues and decisions carefully transitive verb to think about deliberately and often with formal discussion before reaching a decision Synonyms: see think II.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 deliberate — 1. adjective /dɪˈlɪbərət,dəˈlɪbərət,dɪˈlɪbəreɪt,dəˈlɪbəreɪt/ a) Done on purpose; intentional. Tripping me was deliberate action. b) Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 deliberate — 1. adjective 1) a deliberate attempt to provoke him Syn: intentional, calculated, conscious, intended, planned, studied, knowing, willful, purposeful, purposive, premeditated, preplanned; voluntary, volitional Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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