predetermine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pre- +‎ determine.

Verb[edit]

predetermine (third-person singular simple present predetermines, present participle predetermining, simple past and past participle predetermined)

  1. (transitive) To determine or decide in advance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir M. Hale to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To doom by previous decree; to foredoom.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The verb predetermine itself is not as common as the derived participial adjective predetermined.

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

predetermine

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of predeterminar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of predeterminar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of predeterminar.