Deliberate

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English

Etymology

From [[deliberatus#|deliberatus]], past participle of [[delibero#|delibero]] (I consider, weigh well), from [[de#|de]] + *libero, [[libro#|libro]] (I weigh), from *libera, libra (a balance); see librate.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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  1. Done on purpose; intentional.
    Tripping me was deliberate action.
  2. 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.
    The jury took eight hours to come to its deliberate verdict.
  3. Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
    a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result
    • Shakespeare
      settled visage and deliberate word
  4. Not hasty or sudden; slow.
    • W. Wirt
      His enunciation was so deliberate.

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Verb

Deliberate (third-person singular simple present [[Deliberates#|Deliberates]], present participle [[Deliberateing#|Deliberateing]], simple past and past participle [[Deliberateed#|Deliberateed]])
  1. To consider carefully.
    It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.

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Italian

Verb

Deliberate

  1. second-person plural present tense and imperative of deliberare

Latin

Verb

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