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Definition of deliberate:

  1. Formed with deliberation; well- advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
  2. Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  3. 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.
  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. 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.


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