destine

The verb destine means to predetermine the way something will end up. In Greek mythology, sharing fire with humans destines Prometheus to have his liver eaten by an eagle every day. Um, thanks?

Scientists believe that failing to reverse climate change will destine our planet to some irreversible negative effects. And refusing to take swimming lessons might destine you to feeling left out every summer, as you watch your friends diving into pools and swimming holes. The Old French root is destinée, "purpose, intent, fate, or destiny."

Definitions of destine
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v decree or designate beforehand

“She was destined to become a great pianist”
Synonyms:
designate, doom, fate
Type of:
ordain
issue an order

v design or destine

Synonyms:
designate, intend, specify
Types:
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mean
destine or designate for a certain purpose
design
plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
slate
designate or schedule
aim, calculate, direct
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Type of:
plan
make plans for something

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