Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Deliberate


  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.
  2. Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
  3. Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
More "Deliberate" Quotations

Deliberate Translations

deliberate in Italian is riflettere, voluto
deliberate in Latin is delibero
deliberate in Norwegian is overlagt
deliberate in Spanish is razonar, adrede, reflexionar, deliberado