[ pri-des-tin ]
/ prɪˈdɛs tɪn /
verb (used with object), pre·des·tined, pre·des·tin·ing.
to destine in advance; foreordain; predetermine: He seemed predestined for the ministry.
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for predestine
/ (priːˈdɛstɪn) /
to foreordain; determine beforehand
theol (of God) to decree from eternity (any event, esp the final salvation of individuals)
Derived forms of predestinepredestinable, adjective
Word Origin for predestine
C14: from Latin praedestināre to resolve beforehand, from destināre to determine, destine
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