Deliberate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈlɪbərət|  American pronunciation of the word deliberate
Brit.  |dɪˈlɪbərət|  British pronunciation of the word deliberate

verb

- think about carefully; weigh (syn: consider, debate, moot, turn over)
- discuss the pros and cons of an issue (syn: debate)
- carefully thought out in advance (syn: calculated, measured)
he made a deliberate decision not to respond negatively
- unhurried and with care and dignity (syn: careful, measured)
with all deliberate speed
- characterized by conscious design or purpose (syn: intentional, knowing)
a deliberate attempt to provoke a response

Examples

The jury deliberated for two days before reaching a verdict.

They will deliberate the question.

She spoke in a clear, deliberate manner.

He advocates a slow and deliberate approach to the problem.

The great composer shut himself up in his apartment to deliberate.

The jury retired to deliberate the verdict.

The attack on him was quite deliberate.

He approached her with slow, deliberate steps.

The jury deliberated for four days before acquitting him.

There was silence while she deliberated on his words.

he made a deliberate decision not to respond negatively

a deliberate attempt to provoke a response

The protest was staged as a deliberate attempt to embarrass the government.

...the warranty for this dryer is null and void if you subject the product to deliberate misuse...

It was a deliberate act of perfidy.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: deliberate
he/she/it: deliberates
present participle: deliberating
past tense: deliberated
past participle: deliberated
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