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.
mid 16th century (earlier ( late Middle English) as premeditation): from Latin praemeditat- 'thought out before', from the verb praemeditari, from prae 'before' + meditari 'meditate'.
More definitions of premeditateDefinition of premeditate in:
- The US English dictionary