—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.