Meaning of predetermine

pre•de•ter•mine

Pronunciation: (prē"di-tûr'min), [key]
— -mined, -min•ing.
  1. to settle or decide in advance: He had predetermined his answer to the offer.
  2. to ordain in advance; predestine: She believed that God had predetermined her sorrow.
  3. to direct or impel; influence strongly: His sympathy for the poor predetermined his choice of a career.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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