verb (used with object), de·lib·er·at·ed, de·lib·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), de·lib·er·at·ed, de·lib·er·at·ing.
Origin of deliberate
Synonyms for deliberate
Antonyms for deliberate
Word Origin for deliberate
early 15c., "done with careful consideration," from Latin deliberatus "resolved upon, determined," past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Meaning "slow, consciously unhurried" is attested by 1590s. Related: Deliberately.
1540s, from Latin deliberatus, past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberated; deliberating.