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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·lib·er·ate /dɪˈlɪbəˌret/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lib·er·ate a.
 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; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor. “These deliberate fools.”
 2. Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
    Settled visage and deliberate word.   --Shak.
 3. Not hasty or sudden; slow.
    His enunciation was so deliberate.   --W. Wirt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lib·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deliberated; p. pr. & vb. n. Deliberating.] To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lib·er·ate, v. i. To take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; -- sometimes with on, upon, about, concerning.
    The woman that deliberates is lost.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a
             knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
             [syn: intentional, knowing, willful, wilful]
      2: with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace";
         "with all deliberate speed" [syn: careful, measured]
      3: produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a
         studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied
         insult"- V.L.Parrington [syn: studied] [ant: unstudied]
      4: marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate
      5: carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult";
         "with measured irony" [syn: calculated, measured]
      v 1: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the
           possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in
           your mind" [syn: consider, debate, moot, turn
      2: discuss the pros and cons of an issue [syn: debate]