- to determine, decide, or decree beforehand
- to incline, bias, or impel beforehand; prejudice
Origin of predetermineEcclesiastical Late Latin praedeterminare: see pre- and amp; determine
verbpre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing, pre·de·ter·mines
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present predetermines, present participle predetermining, simple past and past participle predetermined)
- The verb predetermine itself is not as common as the derived participial adjective predetermined.
From pre- +"Ž determine.