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predestinate

[v. pri-des-tuh-neyt; adj. pri-des-tuh-nit, -neyt] /v. prɪˈdɛs təˌneɪt; adj. prɪˈdɛs tə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), predestinated, predestinating.
1.
Theology. to foreordain by divine decree or purpose.
2.
Obsolete. to foreordain; predetermine.
adjective
3.
predestined; foreordained.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English predestinaten (v.) < Latin praedestinātus, past participle of praedestināre to appoint beforehand. See pre-, destine, -ate1
Related forms
predestinately, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for predestinate

predestinate

verb (priːˈdɛstɪˌneɪt)
1.
(transitive) another word for predestine
adjective (priːˈdɛstɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
2.
predestined or foreordained
3.
(theol) subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity

predestine

/priːˈdɛstɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to foreordain; determine beforehand
2.
(theol) (of God) to decree from eternity (any event, esp the final salvation of individuals)
Derived Forms
predestinable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin praedestināre to resolve beforehand, from destināre to determine, destine
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