verb (used with object), pre·des·ig·nat·ed, pre·des·ig·nat·ing.

to designate beforehand.

Origin of predesignate

First recorded in 1815–25; pre- + designate
Related formspre·des·ig·na·tion, nounpre·des·ig·na·to·ry [pree-dez-ig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pree-dez-ig-ney-tuh-ree] /priˈdɛz ɪg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌpri dɛz ɪgˈneɪ tə ri/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for predesignated

Historical Examples of predesignated

  • Only the smaller rivers and streams continued to flow until they reached a predesignated flow force.