Definition for DE-LIB'ER-ATE


  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.
  2. Formed with deliberation; well advised or considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure, or result.
  3. Slow; as, a deliberate death or echo. [Hardly legitimate.] – Bacon.

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