Definition of Premeditate

1. Verb. Consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand. "Premeditated murder"

Generic synonyms: Consider, Debate, Deliberate, Moot, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Premeditation, Premeditation



2. Verb. Think or reflect beforehand or in advance. "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"

Definition of Premeditate

1. v. t. To think on, and revolve in the mind, beforehand; to contrive and design previously; as, to premeditate robbery.

2. v. i. To think, consider, deliberate, or revolve in the mind, beforehand.

3. a. Premeditated; deliberate.

Definition of Premeditate

1. Verb. To plan ahead of time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Premeditate

1. [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

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Literary usage of Premeditate

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"The needle's useful art ; T is unambitious—womanly— 1 Le»T8 my work by me"—Well I love But Ч was no act premeditate, Thy greatness to molest : Then, ..."

2. Alexandrian and Carthaginian Theology Contrasted by John Bickford Heard (1893)
"NOT TO premeditate. IN the direction of Christ to His disciples as to their ... This injunction not to premeditate, ie not to give anxious thought to the ..."

3. A Treatise on Criminal Law by Francis Wharton, William Draper Lewis (1896)
"tual power to plan and premeditate does not constitute sanity.1 There may be such power, and yet, from an incapacity to form a right view of the relations ..."

4. Memoirs. Part III. From the Peace Concluded 1679 to the Time of the Author's by William Temple (1709)
"... his Memory could ferve him, allow'd it to be fairly taken, I think it very worthy of the Author^ though it appears t& have been wholly un- premeditate. ..."

5. A Commentary, Critical, Expository, and Practical, on the Gospels of Matthew by John Jason Owen (1857)
"11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate : but ..."

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