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de•lib•er•ate



Pronunciation: (
adj.di-lib'ur-it;
v.di-lib'u-rāt"),
[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.
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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