predestined

Predestined means decided by fate. If you believe the universe wants you to be a famous singer, you can say you're predestined to be a star.

The word predestined means "decided or determined in advance." It comes directly from the Latin word praedestinare, which means “determine beforehand." It’s a word that’s popular in religious doctrine, where there’s a lot of attention paid to what the future holds and to what people should do and why. When something is predestined, it has been determined beforehand, and there’s nothing you can do to change it.

Definitions of predestined
  1. adjective
    established or prearranged unalterably
    “it seemed predestined since the beginning of the world”
    synonyms: foreordained, predestinate
    certain, sure
    certain to occur; destined or inevitable
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