premeditate

[ pri-med-i-teyt ]
/ prɪˈmɛd ɪˌteɪt /

verb (used with object), pre·med·i·tat·ed, pre·med·i·tat·ing.

to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand: to premeditate a murder.

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Origin of premeditate

First recorded in 1540–50; from Latin praemeditātus, past participle of praemeditārī “to contemplate in advance”; see pre-, meditate

synonym study for premeditate

OTHER WORDS FROM premeditate

pre·med·i·ta·tive, adjectivepre·med·i·ta·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for premeditate

premeditate
/ (prɪˈmɛdɪˌteɪt) /

verb

to plan or consider (something, such as a violent crime) beforehand

Derived forms of premeditate

premeditatedly, adverbpremeditative, adjectivepremeditator, noun
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