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destine

[ des-tin ]

verb (used with object)

, des·tined, des·tin·ing.
  1. to set apart for a particular use, purpose, etc.; design; intend.
  2. to appoint or ordain beforehand, as by divine decree; foreordain; predetermine.


destine

/ ˈdɛstɪn /

verb

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of destine1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of destine1

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

Until then, I thought I was just an unlucky soul, destined to live without one of my favorite cooking tools.

From Eater

Truffles seemed destined to be among the short-lived majority.

That impulse — not to own the libs but to hone the libs — seems destined to endure.

One of the wealthiest women in Africa, Alakija, 69, is a power broker — and may be destined for even greater heights.

From Ozy

It's making something new from an original item destined for the trash.

Why, she asked, should she wilfully destine her youth to a hopeless waste of affection, and dearth of all permanent comfort?

Il y a sur nous une prdiction, une destine qui s'accomplit presque invitablement de pre en fils.

Le dechirant et lugubre cortege se dirigeait vers la place du marche destine aux executions criminelles.

I shall, in my secret heart, destine her for you, and it is in this light I shall think of you for the future.

You fus' kiss the young lady I destine faw my sultana, an' now you offeh me a briibe!

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