Definition of destine in English:


Syllabification: des·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈdestin


[with object]
  • Intend or choose (someone or something) for a particular purpose or end.
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    • This perverted abhorrence of women destines religions to collide with modernity everywhere, for to be modern is to set women free.
    • You will recall that this is the scheme that destines all cattle over the age of 30 months to be burnt.
    • The sheer scale and scope of the exhibition, combined with the reality that most visitors possessed only a passing knowledge of African political history would have seemed to destine this project for incoherence.


Middle English (in the sense 'predetermine, decree'): from Old French destiner, from Latin destinare 'make firm, establish'.

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