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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “preordain”

preordain

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌpriː.ɔːˈdeɪn/ US  /-ɔːr-/ formal
(especially of a power thought to be greater than ordinary people) to decide or fix what will happen in a way that cannot be changed or controlled
(尤指超越凡人的力量)预先决定,预先规定,注定
[+ to infinitive] Illness and suffering seemed (to be) preordained to be her lot.
看来她命中注定了要遭受疾病和苦难。
His life seems to have followed a preordained path/direction.
他的人生似乎遵循着冥冥中业已注定的轨迹/方向前行。
Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingFate and destiny
(Definition of preordain from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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