to think out, plan, or scheme beforehand: a premeditated murder
Origin of premeditate; from Classical Latin praemeditatus, past participle of praemeditari: see pre- and amp; meditate
to think or meditate beforehand
verbpre·med·i·tat·ed, pre·med·i·tat·ing, pre·med·i·tates
To form an intent to carry out (an action, such as a crime); intend to carry out: premeditate a killing.
To premeditate an action, especially a crime.
(third-person singular simple present premeditates, present participle premeditating, simple past and past participle premeditated)
- To plan ahead of time.