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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Deliberate

DELIBERATE, verb intransitive [Latin To weigh.] To weigh in the mind; to consider and examine the reasons for and against a measure; to estimate the weight or force of arguments, or the probable consequences of a measure, in order to a choice or decision; to pause and consider. A wise prince will deliberate before he wages war.

The woman that deliberates is lost.

DELIBERATE, verb transitive To balance in the mind; to weigh; to consider.

DELIBERATE, adjective

1. Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; applies to persons; as a deliberate judge or counselor.

2. Formed with deliberation; well advised or considered; not sudden or rash; as a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure, or result.

3. Slow; as a deliberate death or echo.