verb (used with object), pre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing.
Origin of predetermine
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Robinson gives as its meaning, to set bounds before, to predetermine, spoken of the eternal decrees and counsels of God.The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election|Robert Wallace
The impulse given by each must be exactly estimated in order to predetermine the joint effect.The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals|Edmund P. Evans
They then have a will and a way of their own; a free-will which their creator cannot predetermine and correct.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
To ascertain her opinion, to predetermine it, Stainton was now elaborately preparing.Running Sands|Reginald Wright Kauffman
To conceive and desire the best is to attempt the ideal, is to predetermine the path that all succeeding generations shall tread.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study|Jean-Marie Guyau