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DESTINE, verb transitive [Latin]

1. To set, ordain or appoint to a use, purpose, state or place. We destine a son to the ministerial office; a house for a place of worship; a ship for the London trade or to Lisbon; and we are all destined to a future state of happiness or misery.

2. To fix unalterable, as by a divine decree; as the destined hour of death.

3. To doom; to devote; to appoint unalterably.