Search Result for "deliberate":
1. think about carefully; weigh;
- Example: "They considered the possibility of a strike"
- Example: "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
[syn: consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate]
2. discuss the pros and cons of an issue;
[syn: debate, deliberate]
1. carefully thought out in advance;
- Example: "a calculated insult"
- Example: "with measured irony"
[syn: deliberate, calculated, measured]
2. unhurried and with care and dignity;
- Example: "walking at the same measured pace"
- Example: "with all deliberate speed"
[syn: careful, deliberate, measured]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor. "These deliberate fools." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result. [1913 Webster] Settled visage and deliberate word. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Not hasty or sudden; slow. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] His enunciation was so deliberate. --W. Wirt. 4. having awareness of the likely consequences; intentional. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 question. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 deliberates is lost. --Addison. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
deliberate adj 1: carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony" [syn: deliberate, calculated, measured] 2: unhurried and with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed" [syn: careful, deliberate, measured] v 1: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind" [syn: consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate] 2: discuss the pros and cons of an issue [syn: debate, deliberate]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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