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Definitions for foreordain
ˌfɔr ɔrˈdeɪn, ˌfoʊr-fore·or·dain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predestine, predestinate, foreordainverb

    foreordain by divine will or decree

  2. predestine, foreordain, preordainverb

    foreordain or determine beforehand


  1. foreordainverb

    To predestine or preordain.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Foreordainverb

    To predestinate; to predetermine; to preordain.

    Etymology: fore and ordain.

    The church can discharge, in manner convenient, a work of so great importance; by foreordaining some short collect wherein briefly to mention thanks. Richard Hooker, b. v.


  1. foreordain

    Foreordain refers to determining or deciding something in advance, especially by divine prearrangement or decree. It is similar to predestine or predetermine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foreordainverb

    to ordain or appoint beforehand; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foreordain in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foreordain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    A abduct
    B abase
    C cleave
    D denudate

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