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

  • adj. Premeditated; deliberate.
  • intransitive v. To think, consider, deliberate, or revolve in the mind, beforehand.
  • transitive v. To think on, and revolve in the mind, beforehand; to contrive and design previously.

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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