US: /dɪˈɫɪbɝˌeɪt/, /dɪˈɫɪbɝət/, /dɪˈɫɪbɹət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

deliberate /di'libərit/
  • tính từ
    • có suy nghĩ cân nhắc; thận trọng
      • to be deliberate in speech: ăn nói có suy nghĩ cân nhắc
      • a deliberate statement: lời tuyên bố thận trọng
    • có tính toán, cố ý, chủ tâm
      • a deliberate lie: lời nói dối cố ý
    • thong thả, khoan thai, không vội vàng
      • to walk with deliberate steps: đi những bước khoan thai
  • động từ
    • cân nhắc kỹ càng; suy nghĩ chín chắn
    • trao đổi kỹ lưỡng, thảo luận kỹ lưỡng, bàn bạc kỹ lưỡng
      • to deliberate an (upon, over, about) a matter: bàn bạc kỹ lưỡng về một vấn đề gì

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, verb
+ adjective
1 done on purpose rather than by accident
Synonym: PLANNED
a deliberate act of vandalism + The speech was a deliberate attempt to embarrass the government.
2 (of a movement or an action) done slowly and carefully: She spoke in a slow and deliberate way.
+ verb
to think very carefully about sth, usually before making a decision: [V] The jury deliberated for five days before finding him guilty. + They deliberated on whether to continue with the talks. [also V wh-]

Thesaurus dictionary

1 intentional, planned, studied, wilful, intended, premeditated, calculated, conscious, prearranged, purposeful, preconceived, considered; cold-blooded:
The insult was deliberate, not a slip.
2 slow, methodical, careful, unhurried, paced, measured, regular, even, steady, sure, unhesitating, unfaltering, confident:
He moved across the room with a deliberate step and tore the medals from the general's tunic.
3 careful, prudent, cautious, painstaking, discreet, considered, considerate, thoughtful, well thought out, thorough, methodical, systematic, fastidious, orderly, punctilious, dispassionate, cool, composed, collected, calm, serene, unruffled:
A deliberate speaker, he chose his words with care.
4 consider, ponder, think (about or over), weigh, debate, meditate (on or over), reflect (on or over), cogitate (on or over), study:
I shall need a few days to deliberate on that question.

Concise English dictionary

+think about carefully; weigh
+discuss the pros and cons of an issue
+by conscious design or purpose
+with care and dignity
+produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
+marked by careful consideration or reflection
+carefully thought out in advance