deliberate

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. intentional, studied; cool, careful, thoughtful, unhurried, See care, slowness. —v. i. ponder, consider, think, weigh. See thought, advice, caution, plan. Ant., hasty, rash; pass over.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Characterized by forethought; said of an action ]
Syn. thought out, predetermined, outlined beforehand, conscious, advised, prearranged, fixed, with forethought, well-considered, cautious, studied, intentional, planned in advance, done on purpose, aforethought, willful, considered, thoughtful, purposed, purposive, planned, reasoned, pondered, judged, weighed, calculated, intended, purposeful, premeditated, voluntary, designed, cold-blooded, predeterminate, predesigned, resolved, cut-and-dried; see also careful .
Ant. incidental*, unintentional, accidental.
2. [Characterized by forethought; said of persons ]
Syn. prudent, circumspect, sober; see careful , judicious .
3. [Slow in motion]
Syn. slow-moving, stolid, leisurely; see slow 1 .
v.
Syn. ponder, judge, weigh; see consider 3 , think 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
think about, reflect, ponder, consider, weigh, muse, cogitate, turn over, ruminate, mull, contemplate.
II
a.
intentional, willful, designed, on purpose, premeditated, meant, calculated, planned, conscious, knowing.
ANT.: accidental, unintentional, rash, impulsive
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Done or said on purpose: intended, intentional, purposeful, voluntary, willful, witting. See PURPOSE. 2. Planned, weighed, or estimated in advance: calculated, considered, intentional, premeditated. See PURPOSE. 3. Careful and slow in acting, moving, or deciding: leisurely, measured, unhurried. See FAST. II verb l. To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh. Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain. See THOUGHTS. 2. To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments: cerebrate, cogitate, ratiocinate, reflect, speculate, think. Idioms: put on one's thinking cap, use one's head. See THOUGHTS. 3. To meet and exchange views to reach a decision: advise, confer, consult, parley, talk. Informal: powwow. See COLLECT, MEET, WORDS.

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