foreordain


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fore·or·dain

 (fôr′ôr-dān′)
tr.v. fore·or·dained, fore·or·dain·ing, fore·or·dains
To determine or appoint beforehand; predestine.

fore′or·dain′ment, fore·or′di·na′tion (-ôr′dn-ā′shən) n.

foreordain

(ˌfɔːrɔːˈdeɪn)
vb
(tr; may take a clause as object) to determine (events, results, etc) in the future
ˌforeorˈdainment, foreordination n

fore•or•dain

(ˌfɔr ɔrˈdeɪn, ˌfoʊr-)

v.t.
1. to ordain or appoint beforehand.
2. to predestine; predetermine.
[1400–50]
fore`or•dain′ment, n.
fore`or•di•na′tion (-ɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən) n.

foreordain


Past participle: foreordained
Gerund: foreordaining

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
I had foreordained
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Future
I will foreordain
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Future Perfect
I will have foreordained
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Future Continuous
I will be foreordaining
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreordaining
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foreordaining
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreordaining
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we had been foreordaining
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Conditional
I would foreordain
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Past Conditional
I would have foreordained
you would have foreordained
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we would have foreordained
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foreordain - foreordain by divine will or decree
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
predetermine - determine beforehand
2.foreordain - foreordain or determine beforehand
predetermine - determine beforehand
jinx - foredoom to failure; "This project is jinxed!"

foreordain

verb
To determine the future of in advance:
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