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predetermine

[ pree-di-tur-min ]
/ 藢pri d瑟藞t蓽r m瑟n /
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verb (used with object), pre路de路ter路mined, pre路de路ter路min路ing.
to settle or decide in advance: He had predetermined his answer to the offer.
to ordain in advance; predestine: She believed that God had predetermined her sorrow.
to direct or impel; influence strongly: His sympathy for poor people predetermined his choice of a career.
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Origin of predetermine

First recorded in 1615鈥25; pre- + determine

OTHER WORDS FROM predetermine

pre路de路ter路mi路na路tion, nounpre路de路ter路mi路na路tive [pree-di-tur-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv], /藢pri d瑟藞t蓽r m蓹藢ne瑟 t瑟v, -n蓹 t瑟v/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for predetermine

predetermine
/ (藢pri藧d瑟藞t蓽藧m瑟n) /

verb (tr)
to determine beforehand
to influence or incline towards an opinion beforehand; bias

Derived forms of predetermine

predetermination, nounpredeterminative, adjectivepredeterminer, noun
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