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predestinate

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adjective pre·des·ti·nate \prē-ˈdes-tə-nət, -ˌnāt\

Definition of predestinate

  1. :  destined, fated, or determined beforehand

Origin and Etymology of predestinate

Middle English, from Latin praedestinatus, past participle of praedestinare


First Known Use: 14th century


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predestinate

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verb pre·des·ti·nate \-ˌnāt\

Definition of predestinate

predestinated

predestinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to foreordain to an earthly or eternal lot or destiny by divine decree

  3. 2 archaic :  predetermine

Origin and Etymology of predestinate

Middle English, from Latin praedestinatus, past participle


First Known Use: 15th century


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