Definition of preordain in English:

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preordain

Pronunciation: /ˌprēôrˈdān/

verb

[with object] (usually be preordained)
Decide or determine (an outcome or course of action) beforehand: you might think the company’s success was preordained (as adjective preordained) a divinely preordained plan of creation
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  • The brute force and overwhelming technological superiority of the world's sole superpower preordains the ultimate outcome.
  • While this was the largest battle of WWII, the outcome was preordained because the Russians dug in line after line of complicated defenses.
  • The problem is, those two outcomes aren't preordained.
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Syllabification: pre·or·dain

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