- to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand: to premeditate a murder.
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Examples from the Web for premeditate
It is most plain,” said Euthydemus, “that it is he who deceives with premeditate design.
If we arrange our own exists, we will also premeditate our own agonies.Twos and Threes
G. B. Stern
- to plan or consider (something, such as a violent crime) beforehand
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