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predestinate

[verb pri-des-tuh-neyt; adjective pri-des-tuh-nit, -neyt] /verb prɪˈdɛs təˌneɪt; adjective prɪˈdɛs tə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), predestinated, predestinating.
1.
Theology. to foreordain by divine decree or purpose.
2.
Obsolete. to foreordain; predetermine.
adjective
3.
predestined; foreordained.
Origin of predestinate
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English predestinaten (v.) < Latin praedestinātus, past participle of praedestināre to appoint beforehand. See pre-, destine, -ate1
Related forms
predestinately, adverb
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Examples from the Web for predestinated
Historical Examples
  • May He be ever before our hearts as the One to whom we are predestinated to be conformed!

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • Being born and predestinated to suffer injustice, I have ceased to complain.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • "I wish I were as certainly 'predestinated' as he is;" said Lynn, with a smile and a sigh.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • If predestinated to perform a certain work, there would be no choice but to do that work.

    The Plan of Salvation John Morgan
  • Do you call disorder, so fine a regulation of a predestinated life?

    The Queen Pedauque Anatole France
  • We are predestinated to be conformed to the image of Gods Son.

  • We are predestinated to be conformed, not to the law, but to the image of God's Son.

    The Assembly of God C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • No doubt the sons of God are foreknown and chosen from all eternity, and predestinated to adoption.

    Practical Religion

    John Charles Ryle
  • And now the year 1858 was upon us, predestinated to bring with it consequences far-reaching, as touching the future of Kansas.

  • Now Sandy saw in me his predestinated Opportunity, and had no idea of letting it post up the road that night to the next village.

    Little Rivers Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for predestinated

predestinate

verb (priːˈdɛstɪˌneɪt)
1.
(transitive) another word for predestine
adjective (priːˈdɛstɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
2.
predestined or foreordained
3.
(theol) subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity
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