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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.]
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foreordained or determined beforehand
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|Adj.||1.||predestined - 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"|
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adjective fated, predetermined, preordained, meant, doomed, foreordained, pre-elected, predestinated His career was not predestined from birth.
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