[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM predestinepre·des·ti·na·ble, adjectiveun·pre·des·tined, adjective
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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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