verb (used with object), pre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing.
Related formspre·de·ter·mi·na·tion, nounpre·de·ter·mi·na·tive [pree-di-tur-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv] /ˌpri dɪˈtɜr məˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv/, adjective
Examples from the Web for predetermination
The man who pays is the real enthusiast; he comes with a predetermination to be amused, and his spirit is exalted accordingly.
This circumstance wears the look of almost a predetermination to accept defeat.The Campaign of Chancellorsville|Theodore A. Dodge
But in her heart she was convinced of its predetermination by some power other than her own volition.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete|Winston Churchill
Yet we use the terms "guidance," "predetermination," and so on, at the risk of being misunderstood.The Last Harvest|John Burroughs
God's absolute decree and predetermination of all events, good or evil.The Arabian Nights Entertainments|Anonymous