verb (used with object), pre·des·tined, pre·des·tin·ing.
Origin of predestine
Examples from the Web for predestined
Al and I talk about whether people have free will or whether life is predestined.With the Fireman of Brooklyn’s Company 224 as They Observe the Fallen|Maurice Emerson Decaul|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was a Darwinist before the letter; a predestined follower of the tide; but he was hardly trained to follow Darwin's evidences.The Education of Henry Adams|Henry Adams
But I must leave my papers, the accumulation of twenty-five years, comprising thousands of letters from predestined rebels.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
She was woman, the eternal, predestined enemy of Rickman's genius.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
A Roman lawyer could hardly speculate except in the terms of Stoicism—it was his natural and predestined language.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
The Commandant's pockets were heavy with these mementoes of the predestined—the letters of boys to their mothers.Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
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.