Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • verb

Synonyms for foreordain

to determine the future of in advance

Synonyms for foreordain

foreordain by divine will or decree

foreordain or determine beforehand

References in periodicals archive ?
Only Virginia and New Jersey held gubernatorial elections this year and the New Jersey outcome was foreordained, so most attention focused on Virginia.
However, now I believe that my acquaintance with this small Arab country has been foreordained against all the odds," Ivanova said.
Nothing is foreordained in McCarty's intricate work: The unexpected relationships among colors and shapes add to the excitement.
Renewable resources and sustainable energy are the future; this is "foreordained." At the same time, this does not mean we should sit on our hands and do nothing.
The trials of the patriarchs, and especially the binding of Isaac (Akedah) are selected to illuminate how the sages confronted pressing challenges of their age and foreordained salvific history to their descendants if the latter like the former lived within the merits of the 'Avot (Patriarchs), sanctified by everyday acts of holiness and hope, characterized by observance, obedience, and optimism.
Stephen Church's guiding principle is that, although John may have "ended his days as a tyrant confronted by his subjects for his tyranny," he "did not deliberately set out on a path leading to his ruin"; therefore, Church tries to "examine his life as though it was not foreordained that it would end in Magna Carta and civil war" (xxi).
But it was by no means foreordained that Boulder would become a world center for atmospheric research.
Election outcomes aren't foreordained, but all the movement has been taking place within a relatively narrow range.
Nothing is guaranteed or foreordained. The poem is providential--a blessing gained in bars and bordellos as often as in pews.
(7) EISs are merely a foreordained formality for USFS actions in experimental forests, and USFS can sidestep a serious look at environmental impacts when they have become familiar with how courts will review their actions.
In "Insects," it is almost impossible to experience the naked sexual power in service of an absolutely foreordained uncertainty without feeling simultaneously the guilty pleasure of voyeurism and frustration at its sudden, irrevocable termination.
If man has no free will and everything is appointed and foreordained by Allah or if man is really helpless in the face of his physical or spiritual upbringing and environment, then prosecution trial, courts and punishment have no meaning.
It only needs to promote and work toward a foreordained future caliphate.
His books, His Messengers, and the Last Day; and to believe in foreordained destiny, for better or worse," in Muslim's wording (Iman, bayan al-Iman walislam wal-ihsan).
But even though 13P is gone, their example--the self-producing aspect if not the foreordained ending--has inspired other ensembles to follow suit.