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verb pre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing, pre·de·ter·mines verb, transitive
- To determine, decide, or establish in advance: “These factors predetermine to a large extent the outcome” (Jessica Mitford).
- To influence or sway toward an action or opinion; predispose.
To determine or decide something in advance.
- preˌde·terˈmi·nate adjective
- preˌde·terˌmi·naˈtion noun