Definitions for: Predestinate


[adj] 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"
[v] in theology



Webster (1913) Definition: Pre*des"ti*nate, a. [L. praedestinatus, p. p. of
praedestinare to predestine; prae before + destinare to
determine. See Destine.]
Predestinated; foreordained; fated. ``A predestinate
scratched face.'' --Shak.


Pre*des"ti*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Predestinated; p. pr. & vb. n. Predestinating.] [Cf.
Predestine.]
To predetermine or foreordain; to appoint or ordain
beforehand by an unchangeable purpose or decree; to
pre["e]lect.

Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be
conformed to the image of his Son. --Rom. viii.
29.

Syn: To predetermine; foreordain; preordain; decree;
predestine; foredoom.

Synonyms: certain, foreordain, foreordained, predestine, predestined, sure

See Also: predetermine

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