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

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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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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:
References in classic literature ?
Coles says it seems as if it were foreordained that they should not rest in a grave, but should lie beneath the waves until the day when the sea gives up its dead."
"Poor Miriam!" murmured the stranger; "thy foal was foreordained to become a prey to ravenous beasts!" Then, suddenly lifting up his voice, amid the eternal din of the waters, he sang aloud: "First born of Egypt, smite did he, Of mankind, and of beast also: O, Egypt!
"I hold the belief that all love that is true is foreordained and consecrated in heaven.
A Supreme and Rationalized ParliamentAlthough political developments and the constitutional apparatus (1973 Constitution) foreordain for a Westminster set-up where in parliament is supposed to be a supreme body the ground reality in Pakistan is quite different.
A lost note, however, does not necessarily foreordain a losing case.
The midterm elections gave conservatives an opportunity to practice statesmanship, but do not foreordain the result in 2012.
The ecotopia, taking Morris's News from Nowhere as the prototype, seeks to counter the accumulating despair of the industrial Modern and Postmodern, though not, Hollm notes with some urgency, through political tracts enfeebled by the authoritarian comprehensiveness of which Popper complained; rather, through overtly literary means, by imagining an "idiosyncratic" alternative society, infused, as Morris himself advocated, with the "temperament of its author." Into this alternative the ecotopian authors inserts a contemporary nonutopian whose reactions and commentary provoke and even help to foreordain those of the readership.
That it did not should serve as a warning to Lebanon's political parties that however they seek to foreordain particular aspects of the 2009 polls, the voters might just surprise.
Yet, Wallace provides much evidence that Jefferson did not foreordain Jackson's policy.
A Glass Blood Collection Tube is a sterile glass tube with a conclusion that is cleared to make a vacuum inside the cylinder encouraging the draw of a foreordained volume of fluid.
Fifty years after that epochal achievement, it's easy to assume that the outcome was foreordained. Looking back, it seems as though the American combination of adventure and ingenuity ensured success.
Must it be foreordained, then, that towns like Elgin have to allow marijuana retailing to produce some revenue to support the systems they'll need to combat problems legalization will pose, even if residents buy the product elsewhere?