Meaning of deliberate

de•lib•er•ate

Pronunciation: (adj.di-lib'ur-itv.di-lib'u-rāt&sec), [key]
— adj., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—adj.
  1. carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional: a deliberate lie.
  2. characterized by deliberation; careful or slow in deciding: a deliberate decision.
  3. leisurely and steady in movement or action; slow and even; unhurried: a deliberate step.
—v.t.
  1. to weigh in the mind; consider: to deliberate a question.
—v.i.
  1. to think carefully or attentively; reflect: She deliberated for a long time before giving her decision.
  2. to consult or confer formally: The jury deliberated for three hours.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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