- to destine in advance; foreordain; predetermine: He seemed predestined for the ministry.
Origin of predestine
Related Words for predestinechance, portion, doom, end, lot, cup, ending, preordain, effect, break, predetermine, destine, foreordain, issue, predestinate, stars, circumstance, consequence, destination, destiny
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Historical Examples of predestine
He lived, as it were, under the shadow of some fatal curse which seemed to predestine all his actions to failure.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall
W. R. H. Trowbridge
- to foreordain; determine beforehand
- theol (of God) to decree from eternity (any event, esp the final salvation of individuals)
Word Origin for predestine
late 14c., "to foreordain," from Old French prédestiner (12c.) "predestine, ordain" (of God) and directly from Latin praedestinare "determine beforehand" (see predestination). Related: Predestined; predestining; predestinate.