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deliberate

de·lib·er·ate

deliberate

 
 
pronunciation:
d lI briht [or] d lI br iht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: said or done because of desire or plan; on purpose.
I know he hurt you, but his action was not deliberate.That was a deliberate insult to the teacher!
antonyms:
accidental, casual
derivations: deliberately (adv.), deliberateness (n.), deliberator (n.)
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The word deliberate contains the following parts:
libra, liber2 Latin root that means balance, weight
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).