verb (used with object), des·tined, des·tin·ing.
Origin of destine
Examples from the Web for destine
"God does not destine us to a quiet life here below," he said.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
But somme inges ben put vndir purueaunce at sourmounten e ordinaunce of destine.Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's 'De Consolatione Philosophiae'|Geoffrey Chaucer
See, Glaucus, these pearls are the present I destine to your bride: may Juno give her health to wear them!'The Last Days of Pompeii|Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
It would have been to plant the Travers here on the very spot I destine for myself.The O'Donoghue|Charles James Lever
Where the æons ahead of us destine it to end none of us can tell.An American Suffragette|Isaac N. Stevens
Word Origin for destine
c.1300, from Old French destiner (12c.), from Latin destinare "make fast or firm, establish" (see destination). Originally in English of the actions of deities, fate, etc. Of human choices or actions, from early 16c. Related: Destined.