Pre*med"i*tate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Premeditated (-ta`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.


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Pre*med"i*tate, v. i.

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


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Pre*med"i*tate (?), a. [L. praemeditatus, p. p.]

Premeditated; deliberate.


Bp. Burnet.


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