I verb appoint beforehand, appoint in advance, decide in advance, decree beforehand, destine, determine beforehand, enact beforehand, establish beforehand, fix beforehand, foredoom, forejudge, foreshadow, preconceive, preconclude, preconsider, predecide, predeliberate, predestine, predetermine, preestablish, prejudge, preresolve, resolve beforehand II index predetermine

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  • Preordain — Pre or*dain , v. t. [Pref. pre + ordain: cf. L. praeordinare.] To ordain or appoint beforehand: to predetermine: to foreordain. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preordain — (v.) 1530s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + ORDAIN (Cf. ordain) (q.v.). Related: Preordained; preordaining …   Etymology dictionary

  • preordain — [prē΄ôr dān′] vt. [LL praeordinare: see PRE & ORDAIN] to ordain or decree beforehand; foreordain preordination [prē΄ôrd΄ n ā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • preordain — transitive verb Date: 1533 to decree or ordain in advance ; foreordain • preordainment noun • preordination noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preordain — preordination /pree awr dn ay sheuhn/, n. /pree awr dayn /, v.t. to ordain beforehand; foreordain. [1525 35; PRE + ORDAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • preordain — verb To determine the fate of something in advance A child! If here the heart turns sick with ruth Syn: foreordain, predestine, predetermine …   Wiktionary

  • preordain — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. appoint, doom, set; see bless 3 , predetermine . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To determine the future of in advance: destine, fate, foreordain, predestinate, predestine, predetermine. See CERTAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • preordain — v. predestine, decree in advance; determine beforehand, set in advance; appoint in advance, designate beforehandpre·or·dain || ‚prɪːɔr deɪn /‚prɪːɔː d …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preordain — foresceawian …   English to the Old English

  • preordain — verb decide or determine beforehand …   English new terms dictionary

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