Predestine Pre*des"tine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predestined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predestining}.] [Cf. F. pr['e]destiner. See {Predestinate}.] To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate. --Young. [1913 Webster]

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  • predestined — index forthcoming, future, inevitable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • predestined — adj. (cannot stand alone) 1) predestined to (predestined to glory) 2) predestined to + inf. (she was predestined to go far in life) 3) predestined that + clause (it was predestined that they would never meet again) * * * predestined that + clause …   Combinatory dictionary

  • predestined — pre|des|tined [prıˈdestınd] adj something that is predestined is certain to happen because it has been decided by God or ↑fate predestined to do sth ▪ They believed that kings were predestined to rule …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • predestined — [[t]pri͟ːde̱stɪnd[/t]] ADJ If you say that something was predestined, you mean that it could not have been prevented or changed because it had already been decided by a power such as God or fate. His was not a political career predestined from… …   English dictionary

  • predestined — adjective something that is predestined is certain to happen because it has been decided by God or fate: predestined to do sth: All our plans seemed predestined to fail …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • predestined — predestine ► VERB 1) (of God) destine (someone) for a particular fate or purpose. 2) determine (an outcome) in advance by divine will or fate. DERIVATIVES predestined adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • predestined — adjective established or prearranged unalterably his place in history was foreordained a sense of predestinate inevitability about it it seemed predestined since the beginning of the world • Syn: ↑foreordained, ↑predestinate • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • predestined — Synonyms and related words: absolute, apodictic, bound, certain, clear, clear and distinct, clear as day, conclusive, decisive, definite, determinate, foreordained, forgone, ineluctable, inevitable, necessary, perfectly sure, positive, predecided …   Moby Thesaurus

  • predestined — pre|des|tined [ pri destınd ] adjective certain to happen because God or another force has decided that it will …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • predestined — prɪː destɪnd adj. decreed in advance, preordained (by a higher power); decided in advance, predetermined, predestinated ,pre des·tine || ‚prɪː destɪn v. decree, preordain (by a higher power); decide in advance, predetermine, predestinate …   English contemporary dictionary

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