destine


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.
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         We are decreed,
         Reserved, and destined to eternal woe.   --Milton.
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         Till the loathsome opposite
         Of all my heart had destined, did obtain. --Tennyson.
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         Not enjoyment and not sorrow
         Is our destined end or way.              --Longfellow.

   Syn: To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend;
        devote; consecrate; doom.
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