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Definition of "preordain" []

  • To appoint, decree, or ordain in advance; foreordain. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preordain" in a sentence
  • "Specifically, did the fact that I played left wing in high school soccer -- and here my explicit egotism requires me to point out that I did not play with two left feet -- preordain my placement on the left wing of the political spectrum?"
  • "Of course, these parallels do not preordain a second Depression."
  • "Nobody tried to preordain in my mind what place the death of animals should have in the consciousness."