deliberate Definition

  • 1done consciously and intentionally
  • 2carefully thought out in advance
  • 3engage in long and careful consideration

Using deliberate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "deliberate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The attack was a deliberate act of terrorism.

  • Example

    She made a deliberate decision to quit her job.

  • Example

    The company took deliberate steps to improve their customer service.

  • Example

    He spoke in a slow and deliberate manner.

deliberate Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with deliberate

  • to think carefully about something before making a decision or coming to a conclusion


    We need to deliberate on the best course of action.

  • to discuss or consider something carefully and at length


    The committee deliberated over the proposed changes for hours.

  • to discuss something carefully and at length with someone


    I need to deliberate with my colleagues before making a decision.

Origins of deliberate

from Latin 'deliberatus', past participle of 'deliberare', meaning 'to consider well'


Summary: deliberate in Brief

The term 'deliberate' [dɪˈlɪbərət] refers to actions or decisions that are done consciously and intentionally, often after careful thought. It can also mean to engage in long and careful consideration. Examples include 'The attack was a deliberate act of terrorism.' and 'He spoke in a slow and deliberate manner.' Phrases include 'deliberate on/upon something,' 'deliberate over something,' and 'deliberate with someone.'

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