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predestinate (v.)

in theology, of God, "to foreordain by a divine decree or purpose" (someone, to salvation or eternal life), mid-15c. (as a past-participle adjective from late 14c.), from past-participle stem of Church Latin praedestinare "determine beforehand" (see predestination). The Latin word translates Greek proorizein. Related: Predestinated; predestinating.

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Definitions of predestinate from WordNet
1
predestinate (v.)
foreordain by divine will or decree;
Synonyms: predestine / foreordain
2
predestinate (adj.)
established or prearranged unalterably;
a sense of predestinate inevitability about it
Synonyms: foreordained / predestined
From wordnet.princeton.edu