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tr.v. des·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
1. To cause to have a certain outcome; preordain by fate or fortune: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
2. To assign for a specific end, use, or purpose: money destined to pay for their child's education.
3. To direct toward a given destination: a flight destined for Tokyo.
[Middle English destinen, from Old French destiner; see destiny.]
(tr) to set apart or appoint (for a certain purpose or person, or to do something); intend; design
[C14: from Old French destiner, from Latin dēstināre to appoint, from de- + -stināre, from stāre to stand]
v.t. -tined, -tin•ing.
1. to set apart for a particular use, purpose, etc.; intend.
2. to appoint or ordain beforehand; foreordain; predetermine.
Past participle: destined
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|Verb||1.||destine - decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"|
ordain - issue an order
|2.||destine - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"|
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
mean - destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
design - plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
slate - designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
destine[ˈdestɪn] VT → destinar (for, to para)
destine[ˈdɛstɪn] vt → destiner
(= set apart, predestine) person → bestimmen, ausersehen; object → bestimmen; to be destined to do something → dazu bestimmt or ausersehen sein, etw zu tun; to be destined for something → zu etw bestimmt sein