Definition of deliberate
(Entry 1 of 2)
: to think about or discuss issues and decisions carefully The jury deliberated for several days before reaching a verdict.
Definition of deliberate (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : characterized by or resulting from careful and thorough consideration a deliberate decision Ms. Barker herself has said that the decision to write about the war was a deliberate response to patronizing reviews of her working-class settings …— Claudia Roth Pierpont
2 : characterized by awareness of the consequences a deliberate exaggeration a deliberate act of protest
3 : slow, unhurried, and steady as though allowing time for decision on each individual action involved The jeweler worked at a deliberate pace.
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