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pre·des·tine

 (prē-dĕs′tĭn)
tr.v. pre·des·tined, pre·des·tin·ing, pre·des·tines
1. To fix upon, decide, or decree in advance; foreordain.
2. Theology To foreordain or elect by divine will or decree.

[Middle English predestinen, from Old French predestiner, from Late Latin praedēstināre : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dēstināre, to determine; see destiny.]

predestine

(priːˈdɛstɪn) or

predestinate

vb (tr)
1. to foreordain; determine beforehand
2. (Theology) theol (of God) to decree from eternity (any event, esp the final salvation of individuals)
[C14: from Latin praedestināre to resolve beforehand, from destināre to determine, destine]
preˈdestinable adj

pre•des•tine

(prɪˈdɛs tɪn)

v.t. -tined, -tin•ing.
to destine in advance; foreordain; predetermine.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin praedestināre. See pre-, destine]
pre•des′ti•na•ble, adj.

predestine


Past participle: predestined
Gerund: predestining

Imperative
predestine
predestine
Present
I predestine
you predestine
he/she/it predestines
we predestine
you predestine
they predestine
Preterite
I predestined
you predestined
he/she/it predestined
we predestined
you predestined
they predestined
Present Continuous
I am predestining
you are predestining
he/she/it is predestining
we are predestining
you are predestining
they are predestining
Present Perfect
I have predestined
you have predestined
he/she/it has predestined
we have predestined
you have predestined
they have predestined
Past Continuous
I was predestining
you were predestining
he/she/it was predestining
we were predestining
you were predestining
they were predestining
Past Perfect
I had predestined
you had predestined
he/she/it had predestined
we had predestined
you had predestined
they had predestined
Future
I will predestine
you will predestine
he/she/it will predestine
we will predestine
you will predestine
they will predestine
Future Perfect
I will have predestined
you will have predestined
he/she/it will have predestined
we will have predestined
you will have predestined
they will have predestined
Future Continuous
I will be predestining
you will be predestining
he/she/it will be predestining
we will be predestining
you will be predestining
they will be predestining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predestining
you have been predestining
he/she/it has been predestining
we have been predestining
you have been predestining
they have been predestining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been predestining
you will have been predestining
he/she/it will have been predestining
we will have been predestining
you will have been predestining
they will have been predestining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predestining
you had been predestining
he/she/it had been predestining
we had been predestining
you had been predestining
they had been predestining
Conditional
I would predestine
you would predestine
he/she/it would predestine
we would predestine
you would predestine
they would predestine
Past Conditional
I would have predestined
you would have predestined
he/she/it would have predestined
we would have predestined
you would have predestined
they would have predestined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.predestine - decree or determine beforehand
ordain - issue an order
2.predestine - 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
3.predestine - foreordain or determine beforehand
predetermine - determine beforehand
jinx - foredoom to failure; "This project is jinxed!"

predestine

verb
To determine the future of in advance:
Translations

predestine

[priːˈdestɪn] VTpredestinar
to be predestined to do sthestar predestinado a hacer algo

predestine

predestine

[ˌpriːˈdɛstɪn] vtpredestinare
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