(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destined (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Destining.] [F. destiner, L. destinare; de + the root of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Obstinate.] To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.
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We are decreed,
Reserved, and destined to eternal woe.
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Till the loathsome opposite
Of all my heart had destined, did obtain.
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Not enjoyment and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way.

Syn. -- To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom.
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