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predestine

[ pri-des-tin ]
/ prɪˈdɛs tɪn /
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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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Origin of predestine

1350–1400; Middle English predestinen<Latin praedestināre.See pre-, destine

OTHER WORDS FROM predestine

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

predestine

predestinate

/ (priːˈdɛstɪn) /

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 praedestināre to resolve beforehand, from destināre to determine, destine
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