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predestinate

[ verb pri-des-tuh-neyt; adjective pri-des-tuh-nit, -neyt ]
/ verb prɪˈdɛs təˌneɪt; adjective prɪˈdɛs tə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), pre·des·ti·nat·ed, pre·des·ti·nat·ing.

Theology. to foreordain by divine decree or purpose.
Obsolete. to foreordain; predetermine.

adjective

predestined; foreordained.

RELATED WORDS

chance, portion, doom, end, lot, cup, ending, preordain, predestine, effect, break, predetermine, destine, foreordain, issue, stars, circumstance, consequence, destination, destiny

Nearby words

predella, predentin, predeposit, predesignate, predestinarian, predestinate, predestination, predestinator, predestine, predestined, predeterminate

Origin of predestinate

1350–1400; Middle English predestinaten (v.) < Latin praedestinātus, past participle of praedestināre to appoint beforehand. See pre-, destine, -ate1
Related formspre·des·ti·nate·ly, adverb
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predestinate


verb (priːˈdɛstɪˌneɪt)

(tr) another word for predestine

adjective (priːˈdɛstɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)

predestined or foreordained
theol subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity
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