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premeditate

[pri-med-i-teyt] /prɪˈmɛd ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), premeditated, premeditating.
1.
to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand:
to premeditate a murder.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin praemeditātus past participle of praemeditārī to contemplate in advance. See pre-, meditate
Related forms
premeditative, adjective
premeditator, noun
Synonyms
See deliberate.
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British Dictionary definitions for premeditate

premeditate

/prɪˈmɛdɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
to plan or consider (something, such as a violent crime) beforehand
Derived Forms
premeditatedly, adverb
premeditative, adjective
premeditator, noun
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Word Origin and History for premeditate
v.

1540s, from pre- + meditate, or a back formation from premeditation, or else from Latin praemeditatus, past participle of praemeditari "to think over." Related: Premeditated; premeditating.

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