deliberate

To deliberate means to carefully think or talk something through — it also means slow and measured, the pace of this kind of careful decision making. If you chose deliberately, you make a very conscious, well-thought-through choice.

The verb deliberate ends with an "ate" sound — at the end of a trial, after the evidence is presented, the twelve members of a jury retreat to a room to deliberate, i.e., talk through the trial and come to a verdict. The adjective deliberate ends with an "it" sound. If you walk with a deliberate pace, you're slow and steady.

DEFINITIONS OF: deliberate

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adj carefully thought out in advance

Synonyms:
calculated, measured
intended
resulting from one's intentions

adj unhurried and with care and dignity

“with all deliberate speed”
Synonyms:
careful, measured
unhurried
relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste

v think about carefully; weigh

Synonyms:
consider, debate, moot, turn over
consider, study
give careful consideration to
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deliberate or decide
premeditate
consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand
debate
argue with one another
wrestle
engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
think twice
consider and reconsider carefully
Type of:
discuss, hash out, talk over
speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

v discuss the pros and cons of an issue

Synonyms:
debate
Types:
vex
subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
Type of:
discuss, hash out, talk over
speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

WORD FORMS

adj
carefully thought out in advance
1 deliberate
v
think about carefully; weigh
2 deliberate
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