[verb pri-des-tuh-neyt; adjective pri-des-tuh-nit, -neyt]
- Theology. to foreordain by divine decree or purpose.
- Obsolete. to foreordain; predetermine.
- predestined; foreordained.
Origin of predestinate
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Related Wordschance, portion, doom, end, lot, cup, ending, preordain, predestine, effect, break, predetermine, destine, foreordain, issue, stars, circumstance, consequence, destination, destiny
Examples from the Web for predestinate
Whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified.The Ordinance of Covenanting
Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate, to be conformed to the image of his Son.Calvinistic Controversy
Perhaps what I have called coldness is a predestinate and ancient endurance.George Bernard Shaw
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Whom God did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son.Sermons on Various Important Subjects
Now this criminal of ours is predestinate to crime also; he too have child-brain, and it is of the child to do what he have done.Dracula
- (tr) another word for predestine
- predestined or foreordained
- theol subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity
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