Definition of Predestine

1. Verb. Decree or determine beforehand.

Generic synonyms: Ordain
Derivative terms: Predestination



2. Verb. Foreordain by divine will or decree.
Exact synonyms: Foreordain, Predestinate
Category relationships: Theological System, Theology
Generic synonyms: Predetermine
Derivative terms: Foreordination, Predestination

3. Verb. Foreordain or determine beforehand.
Exact synonyms: Foreordain, Preordain
Generic synonyms: Predetermine
Specialized synonyms: Jinx
Derivative terms: Foreordination, Predestination, Preordination

Definition of Predestine

1. v. t. To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate.

Definition of Predestine

1. Verb. (transitive) To determine the future or the fate of something in advance; to preordain. ¹

2. Verb. (theology) To foreordain by divine will. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Predestine

1. [v -TINED, -TINING, -TINES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Predestine

predesserts
predestinarian
predestinarianism
predestinarians
predestinary
predestinate
predestinated
predestinates
predestinating
predestination
predestinationist
predestinations
predestinative
predestinator
predestinators
predestine (current term)
predestined
predestines
predestining
predestiny
predeterminaation
predeterminable
predeterminant
predeterminants
predeterminate
predetermination
predeterminations
predetermine
predetermined
predeterminedness

Literary usage of Predestine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"From our evidence we judge that precondition is not usually used redundantly. predestine predestine is often followed by the preposition to: for reasons ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Raba- чш Maurus (qv) declared that " God docs not predestine all that he foreknows; for he only foreknows evil, he does not predestine it; but good he both ..."

3. The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages by Horace Kinder Mann, Johannes Hollnsteiner (1906)
"will embrace His grace and be saved, and who will neglect it and be damned, He may be said to ' predestine ' the one to eternal life and the other to the ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language: Crowned by the French Academy by Auguste Brachet (1882)
"Prédéterminer, va. to predestine (a theolog, term only); from pré and déterminer. Predicament, sm. a predicament, attribute (in logic); ..."

5. A Manual of the History of Dogmas by Bernard John Otten (1918)
"It is therefore no impropriety of language when God in this manner is said to predestine the wicked, and also their evil deeds, since He does not correct ..."

6. Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New by Noah Webster (1914)
"... vt [1] To foreordain ; predestine : preordain. ... To determine beforehand ; predestine. pred'i-ca-ble (predl-kd-b'l), a. That may be predicated; ..."

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