from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To plan, arrange, or plot (a crime, for example) in advance.
- intransitive v. To reflect, ponder, or deliberate beforehand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To plan ahead of time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To think on, and revolve in the mind, beforehand; to contrive and design previously.
- intransitive v. To think, consider, deliberate, or revolve in the mind, beforehand.
- adj. Premeditated; deliberate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To meditate beforehand; think about and contrive previously; precogitate.
- To meditate beforehand; deliberate upon future action.
- Contrived by previous thought; premeditated.
- Using premeditation; disposed to premeditate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand
- v. think or reflect beforehand or in advance
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Men in these cases made the decision to commit murder, and in many cases, it was premeditate, meaning they thought long and hard of what they intended to do, and planned their courses of action.
Setting back the cause of the mentally ill despite his legislative good deeds, Patrick Kennedy seemed to be making an excuse for those who premeditate murderous rampages.
Maddy Cohan always managed to make him self-conscious, causing him to premeditate every reaction to her, even simple gestures of greeting.
I don't really premeditate what I write my songs about, you know they just kind of happen, and I can't start writing songs to please a certain group of people or propagate a certain message all the time, that's just not how my songwriting works -- it just sort of comes out and the songs are what they are.
I don't really premeditate what I write my songs about, you know they just kind of happen, and I can't start writing songs to please a certain group of people or propagate a certain message all the time , that's just not how my songwriting works -- it just sort of comes out and the songs are what they are.
One of the differences between anti-social personality disorder and psychopathy, which is not considered a mental illness, is that those who are psychopathic plan their acts of violence against others, whereas those who have anti-social personality disorder do not premeditate such acts.
You put your hands around the neck of the mannequin, and you stand there for four to five minutes and go, "That ` s enough time to premeditate a murder, even though it might have started with rage."
And secondly, she may have attempted to do something sexual with this girl, but that does not mean she had an idea to premeditate and murder her.
I premeditate all my actions so it looks like I'm thinking on my feet.
Arouet should prepare it, that Rousseau should premeditate it; it is necessary that Danton should dare it.