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v. pre·med·i·tat·ed, pre·med·i·tat·ing, pre·med·i·tates
To form an intent to carry out (an action, such as a crime); intend to carry out: premeditate a killing.
To premeditate an action, especially a crime.
pre·med′i·ta′tion (-tā′shən) adj.
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to plan or consider (something, such as a violent crime) beforehand
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v.t., v.i. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand.
[1540–50; < Latin praemeditātus, past participle of praemeditārī]
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Past participle: premeditated
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|Verb||1.||premeditate - consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand; "premeditated murder"|
|2.||premeditate - think or reflect beforehand or in advance; "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"|
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
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To consider and plan in advance:
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premeditate[priːˈmedɪteɪt] VT → premeditar
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premeditate[ˌpriːˈmɛdɪteɪt] vt → premeditare
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