Definition of premeditate in English:

premeditate

Line breaks: pre|medi|tate
Pronunciation: /priːˈmɛdɪteɪt
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective premeditated)
Think out or plan (an action, especially a crime) beforehand: premeditated murder
More example sentences
  • It is clear that these offences were premeditated, determined and threatening in their intent.
  • It is a totally premeditated crime and the criminals have to very carefully plan their moves.
  • Prosecutors have argued that the crime was premeditated and that while she was mentally ill, she was not insane when she acted.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 16th century (earlier ( late Middle English) as premeditation): from Latin praemeditat- 'thought out before', from the verb praemeditari, from prae 'before' + meditari 'meditate'.

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