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Definition of Deliberate

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.

Deliberate Quotations

The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.
Aristotle

Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Oswald Chambers

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.
Robin S. Sharma

Drug use, within entire teams continues unabated. It is planned and deliberate cheating, with complex methods, sophisticated substances and techniques, and the active complicity of doctors, scientists, team officials and riders. There is nothing accidental about it.
Richard Pound
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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
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