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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.

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Origin of predestinate

1350–1400; Middle English predestinaten (v.) <Latin praedestinātus, past participle of praedestināre to appoint beforehand. See pre-, destine, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM predestinate

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

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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