predestine

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verb pre·des·tine \(ˌ)prē-ˈdes-tən\

Definition of predestine

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to destine, decree, determine, appoint, or settle beforehand; especially :  predestinate 1

Examples of predestine in a Sentence

  1. our victory in the tournament was seemingly predestined

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Origin and Etymology of predestine

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French predestiner, from Latin praedestinare, from prae- + destinare to determine — more at destine



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