Definition of foreordain in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfôrôrˈdān/


[with object]
(Of God or fate) appoint or decree (something) beforehand: progress is not foreordained
More example sentences
  • We believe that the Bible teaches that God foreordained many things: to anoint Jesus as the Christ, to save the world through Jesus, to work with the Jews rather than some other group of people, to send Paul as a missionary, and so on.
  • He said, ‘Some Christians have told lies, others have stolen: did God foreordain their sins?’
  • They served as religious and political propaganda, asserting that the deity had foreordained the current situation and would ultimately ensure a favorable outcome for his people.



Pronunciation: /fôrˌôrdəˈnāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Firstly, the Scriptures affirm that Christ's redemptive work on earth was the culmination of God's planning and foreordination - which in its inception predated the foundation of the world.
  • We believe that God never foreordained evil, only good, so that sin, suffering, and damnation are products of human choices rather than of divine foreordination.
  • Foreknowledge is not foreordination, predestination, or even predetermination (though these can be a result of foreknowledge).

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Syllabification: fore·or·dain

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