verb (used with object), pre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM predeterminepre·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
Example sentences from the Web for predetermine
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
Let it be discussed; and, although there were symptoms of predetermination in some, the abolition of it must be carried.The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the|Thomas Clarkson
Yet we use the terms "guidance," "predetermination," and so on, at the risk of being misunderstood.The Last Harvest|John Burroughs
The man who pays is the real enthusiast; he comes with a predetermination to be amused, and his spirit is exalted accordingly.
What effect this predetermination of character has had upon his artistic development shall be discussed in another place.John Greenleaf Whittier|W. Sloane Kennedy