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destine

[des-tin] /ˈdɛs tɪn/
verb (used with object), destined, destining.
1.
to set apart for a particular use, purpose, etc.; design; intend.
2.
to appoint or ordain beforehand, as by divine decree; foreordain; predetermine.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English destinen < Old French destiner < Latin dēstināre to establish, determine, equivalent to dē- de- + *stanāre, derivative of stāre to stand
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destine

/ˈdɛstɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to set apart or appoint (for a certain purpose or person, or to do something); intend; design
Word Origin
C14: from Old French destiner, from Latin dēstināre to appoint, from de- + -stināre, from stāre to stand
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destine

v.

c.1300, from Old French destiner (12c.), from Latin destinare "make fast or firm, establish" (see destination). Originally in English of the actions of deities, fate, etc. Of human choices or actions, from early 16c. Related: Destined.

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