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
  1. adjective
    carefully thought out in advance
    synonyms: calculated, measured
    intended
    resulting from one's intentions
  2. adjective
    unhurried and with care and dignity
    “with all deliberate speed”
    synonyms: careful, measured
    unhurried
    relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste
  3. verb
    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
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    discuss, hash out, talk over
    speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
  4. verb
    discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    synonyms: debate
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    subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
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    discuss, hash out, talk over
    speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
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