Definition of ponderate in US English:

ponderate

adjective

  • Deliberate; careful, considered.

verb

rare
  • with object To weigh (a matter, subject, etc.) in the mind; to ponder, consider, contemplate. Also occasionally without object. Now rare.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Times. From classical Latin ponderātus, past participle of ponderāre<br>late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. From classical Latin ponderāt-, past participial stem of ponderāre ponder.

Pronunciation

ponderate

/ˈpɒnd(ə)rət/