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predestinate

[ verb pri-des-tuh-neyt; adjective pri-des-tuh-nit, -neyt ]
/ verb pr瑟藞d蓻s t蓹藢ne瑟t; adjective pr瑟藞d蓻s t蓹 n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pre路des路ti路nat路ed, pre路des路ti路nat路ing.
Theology. to foreordain by divine decree or purpose.
Obsolete. to foreordain; predetermine.
adjective
predestined; foreordained.
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Origin of predestinate

1350鈥1400; Middle English predestinaten (v.) <Latin praedestin膩tus, past participle of praedestin膩re to appoint beforehand. See pre-, destine, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM predestinate

pre路des路ti路nate路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for predestinate

predestinate

verb (pri藧藞d蓻st瑟藢ne瑟t)
(tr) another word for predestine
adjective (pri藧藞d蓻st瑟n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t)
predestined or foreordained
theol subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity
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