Pronunciation of Deliberate
/dɪlˈɪbəɹət/, /dɪlˈɪbəɹət/, /d_ɪ_l_ˈɪ_b_ə_ɹ_ə_t/
Synonyms for deliberate:
intended, considered, cautious, purposeful, resolved, prearranged, voluntary, calculated, witting, willful, premeditated, express, thoughtful, careful, advised, prudent, wary, studied, predetermined, conscious, purposive.
unbending, firm, strong-minded, committed, dauntless, unchangeable, devoted, loyal, determined, dogged, fearless, resolute, implacable, indefatigable, courageous, unwavering, valiant, staunch, bold, decided, insistent, steady, willing, resolved, unflinching, persistent, reliable, steely, plucky, zealous, diligent, serious, stern, inexorable, strong-willed, set, relentless, indomitable, tough, hearty, dedicated, persevering, iron-willed, steadfast, tireless, ruthless, unyielding, faithful, headstrong, true, constant, intent, stubborn, unshakeable, earnest, decisive, bullheaded, thorough, spunky, uncompromising, tenacious.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
speculate, ponder, cerebrate, meditate, imagine, contemplate, calculate, think, analyze, reflect, cogitate, evaluate, weigh, reason, brood, consider, study, concentrate, appraise, debate, muse, envision.
think about seriously; discuss (verb)
speculate, debate, kick around, revolve, contemplate, argue, cogitate, talk over, reason, consult, chew over, reflect, ponder, ruminate, study, roll, consider, muse, excogitate, meditate, cerebrate, weigh, turn over.
Usage examples for deliberate:
- Cupidon turned short round without reply, and walked back to his corner with the same deliberate pace as before, when he came out of it. - "Newton Forster", Frederick Marryat.
- And he heard Mark Twain's easy, gentle, deliberate voice reply: " Why, Livy, if you think so, we might have the other bed made up for him." - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.
- No decision was given, the Court taking time to deliberate. - "To Cuba and Back", Richard Henry Dana.