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4 definitions found
 for predetermine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predetermine \Pre`de*ter"mine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Predetermined; p. pr. & vb. n. Predermining.] [Pref. pre-
     + determine: cf. F. pr['e]d['e]terminer.]
     1. To determine (something) beforehand. --Sir M. Hale.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To doom by previous decree; to foredoom.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predetermine \Pre`de*ter"mine\, v. i.
     To determine beforehand.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  predetermine
      v 1: determine beforehand
      2: cause to be biased [syn: bias, predetermine]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "predetermine":
     be predisposed, calculate, destine, determine, fate, forejudge,
     foreordain, forethink, go off half-cocked, judge beforehand,
     jump the gun, plan, plot, preconceive, preconclude, preconsider,
     predecide, predestinate, predestine, preestablish, prejudge,
     premeditate, preordain, preresolve, presume, presuppose,
     presurmise, scheme, work out beforehand
  
  

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