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Dictionary definition for: Deliberate

1. (v) think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike" "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

2. (s) by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage" "a knowing attempt to defraud" "a willful waste of time"

3. (v) discuss the pros and cons of an issue

4. (s) with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace" "with all deliberate speed"

5. (a) produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a studied smile" "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington

6. (s) marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate decision"

7. (s) carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult" "with measured irony"

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