from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fix upon, decide, or decree in advance; foreordain.
- transitive v. Theology To foreordain or elect by divine will or decree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To determine the future or the fate of something in advance; to preordain.
- v. To foreordain by divine will.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To decree beforehand; predetermine; foreordain; predestinate.
- Synonyms See predestinate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. foreordain by divine will or decree
- v. foreordain or determine beforehand
- v. decree or determine beforehand
While a Chevy Volt stays tethered to GMs uncertain predestine as well as a as if tall cost tag, Nissan is ecstatic about a future of a yet-to-be-named electric car.
Whatever a predestine of religion in a modern universe -- a bane upon a decline or a resurgent force for great -- a power of putting to genocide will likely endure for a secular as well as faithful alike.
To avoid a same predestine next fall, Democrats need to support a national debate in distinctly populist terms.
Many other Quranic ideas reinforce the point that God does not predestine in the popular sense.
Past failures, no matter how disastrous, do not predestine outcomes and thereby excuse future generations from their responsibility. —
Negative childhood experiences do not necessarily predestine adult problems any more than a wonderful childhood predicts a blissful adulthood.
And did God predestine us in His Son, and choose us in Him before the foundations of the world?
Some names are so potent they predestine the bearer to a particular life's work.
Eriugena argues in De divina praedestinatione that God, being perfectly good, wants all humans to be saved, and does not predestine souls to damnation.
If God predestines the elect to salvation, it was felt that He must logically predestine the rest of man - kind to live in sin and be damned.
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