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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Destine \Des"tine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destined; p. pr. & vb.
n. Destining.] [F. destiner, L. destinare; de + the root of
stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Obstinate.]
To determine the future condition or application of; to set
apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by
destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or
preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object
preceded by to or for.
We are decreed,
Reserved, and destined to eternal woe. --Milton.
Till the loathsome opposite
Of all my heart had destined, did obtain. --Tennyson.
Not enjoyment and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way. --Longfellow.
Syn: To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend;
devote; consecrate; doom.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become
a great pianist" [syn: destine, fate, doom,
2: design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
[syn: intend, destine, designate, specify]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "destine":
aim, aim at, allocate, allot, appoint, appropriate to,
aspire after, aspire to, assign, assign to, be after, design,
designate, desire, destinate, detail, determine, devote, doom,
drive at, earmark, fate, foredoom, foreordain, go for,
harbor a design, have every intention, intend, lot,
make assignments, mark, mark off, mark out for, mean, ordain, plan,
portion off, predestine, predetermine, preordain, project, propose,
purport, purpose, reserve, resolve, restrict, restrict to,
schedule, set, set apart, set aside, set off, tag, think
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