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pre·des·ti·nate

 (prē-dĕs′tə-nāt′)
tr.v. pre·des·ti·nat·ed, pre·des·ti·nat·ing, pre·des·ti·nates
To predestine.
adj. (-nĭt, -nāt′)
Predestined.

[Middle English predestinaten, from Late Latin praedēstināre, praedēstināt-; see predestine.]

predestinate

vb
(tr) another word for predestine
adj
1. predestined or foreordained
2. (Theology) theol subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity

pre•des•ti•nate

(v. prɪˈdɛs təˌneɪt; adj. -nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to foreordain by divine decree or purpose.
2. Obs. to foreordain.
adj.
3. foreordained.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin praedestinātus, past participle of praedestināre to appoint beforehand. See pre-, destine, -ate1]
pre•des′ti•nate•ly, adv.
pre•des′ti•na`tor, n.

predestinate


Past participle: predestinated
Gerund: predestinating

Imperative
predestinate
predestinate
Present
I predestinate
you predestinate
he/she/it predestinates
we predestinate
you predestinate
they predestinate
Preterite
I predestinated
you predestinated
he/she/it predestinated
we predestinated
you predestinated
they predestinated
Present Continuous
I am predestinating
you are predestinating
he/she/it is predestinating
we are predestinating
you are predestinating
they are predestinating
Present Perfect
I have predestinated
you have predestinated
he/she/it has predestinated
we have predestinated
you have predestinated
they have predestinated
Past Continuous
I was predestinating
you were predestinating
he/she/it was predestinating
we were predestinating
you were predestinating
they were predestinating
Past Perfect
I had predestinated
you had predestinated
he/she/it had predestinated
we had predestinated
you had predestinated
they had predestinated
Future
I will predestinate
you will predestinate
he/she/it will predestinate
we will predestinate
you will predestinate
they will predestinate
Future Perfect
I will have predestinated
you will have predestinated
he/she/it will have predestinated
we will have predestinated
you will have predestinated
they will have predestinated
Future Continuous
I will be predestinating
you will be predestinating
he/she/it will be predestinating
we will be predestinating
you will be predestinating
they will be predestinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predestinating
you have been predestinating
he/she/it has been predestinating
we have been predestinating
you have been predestinating
they have been predestinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been predestinating
you will have been predestinating
he/she/it will have been predestinating
we will have been predestinating
you will have been predestinating
they will have been predestinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predestinating
you had been predestinating
he/she/it had been predestinating
we had been predestinating
you had been predestinating
they had been predestinating
Conditional
I would predestinate
you would predestinate
he/she/it would predestinate
we would predestinate
you would predestinate
they would predestinate
Past Conditional
I would have predestinated
you would have predestinated
he/she/it would have predestinated
we would have predestinated
you would have predestinated
they would have predestinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.predestinate - 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
Adj.1.predestinate - 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"
sure, certain - certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"

predestinate

verb
To determine the future of in advance:
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God himself, he declares, limits his foreknowledge and predestinating decree so that each of these divine acts coincides with the precise temporal instant in which man wills and acts.
In the afterlife, they were enfolded into the predestinating will of God by which they were chosen from all eternity.