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predestine

[ pri-des-tin ]
/ pr瑟藞d蓻s t瑟n /
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verb (used with object), pre路des路tined, pre路des路tin路ing.
to destine in advance; foreordain; predetermine: He seemed predestined for the ministry.
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Origin of predestine

1350鈥1400; Middle English predestinen<Latin praedestin膩re.See pre-, destine

OTHER WORDS FROM predestine

pre路des路ti路na路ble, adjectiveun路pre路des路tined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for predestine

predestine

predestinate

/ (pri藧藞d蓻st瑟n) /

verb (tr)
to foreordain; determine beforehand
theol (of God) to decree from eternity (any event, esp the final salvation of individuals)

Derived forms of predestine

predestinable, adjective

Word Origin for predestine

C14: from Latin praedestin膩re to resolve beforehand, from destin膩re to determine, destine
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