Origin of predestinateMiddle English predestynate from Classical Latin praedestinatus, past participle of praedestinare, to predestine
transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- Theol. to foreordain by divine decree or intent
transitive verbpre·des·ti·nat·ed, pre·des·ti·nat·ing, pre·des·ti·nates
Origin of predestinateMiddle English predestinaten from Late Latin praedēstināre praedēstināt-; see predestine .
(third-person singular simple present predestinates, present participle predestinating, simple past and past participle predestinated)
- To predestine.
- Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son. "” Rom. viii. 29.
(comparative more predestinate, superlative most predestinate)
- (archaic) Predestinated, preordained.