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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 great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy

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

Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it. - Quintilian
Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
Quintilian

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

To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.
Isaac Asimov
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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