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Meaning of PREMEDITATE

Pronunciation:  pri'medi`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  think or reflect beforehand or in advance; "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"
  2. [v]  consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand; "premeditated murder"
 

PREMEDITATE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: chew over, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, excogotate, meditate, moot, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over, turn over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pre*med"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Premeditated}
    (-t[=a]`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Premeditating}.] [L.
    praemeditatus, p. p. of praemeditari; prae before + meditari
    to meditate. See {Meditate}.]
    To think on, and revolve in the mind, beforehand; to contrive
    and design previously; as, to premeditate robbery.
    
          With words premeditated thus he said.    --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Pre*med"i*tate\, v. i.
    To think, consider, deliberate, or revolve in the mind,
    beforehand.
    
    
  3. \Pre*med"i*tate\, a. [L. praemeditatus, p. p.]
    Premeditated; deliberate. [Archaic] --Bp. Burnet.
    
    
 

 

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