Predestinate Pre*des"ti*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predestinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predestinating}.] [Cf. {Predestine}.] To predetermine or foreordain; to appoint or ordain beforehand by an unchangeable purpose or decree; to pre["e]lect. [1913 Webster]

Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son. --Rom. viii. 29. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To predetermine; foreordain; preordain; decree; predestine; foredoom. [1913 Webster]

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