[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 predestinated
May He be ever before our hearts as the One to whom we are predestinated to be conformed!Life and Times of David
Charles Henry Mackintosh
Being born and predestinated to suffer injustice, I have ceased to complain.Legends
"I wish I were as certainly 'predestinated' as he is;" said Lynn, with a smile and a sigh.Alone
If predestinated to perform a certain work, there would be no choice but to do that work.The Plan of Salvation
Do you call disorder, so fine a regulation of a predestinated life?The Queen Pedauque
- (tr) another word for predestine
- predestined or foreordained
- theol subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity
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