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destine

[ des-tin ]
/ ˈdɛs tɪn /
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verb (used with object), des·tined, des·tin·ing.

to set apart for a particular use, purpose, etc.; design; intend.
to appoint or ordain beforehand, as by divine decree; foreordain; predetermine.

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Origin of destine

1250–1300; Middle English destinen<Old French destiner<Latin dēstināre to establish, determine, equivalent to dē-de- + *stanāre, derivative of stāre to stand
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British Dictionary definitions for destine

destine
/ (ˈdɛstɪn) /

verb

(tr) to set apart or appoint (for a certain purpose or person, or to do something); intend; design

Word Origin for destine

C14: from Old French destiner, from Latin dēstināre to appoint, from de- + -stināre, from stāre to stand
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