| Sentences of predetermine|
v. determine, decide, or establish in advance; influence markedly
Bea gathered estimates from caterers, florists, and stationers so that she could predetermine the costs of holding a catered buffet.
Sentence in Classic:
For Antonia and for me, this had been the road of Destiny; had taken us to those early accidents of fortune which predetermined for us all that we can ever be.
At this time, as has been seen, Wildeve was quite innocent of any predetermined act of intrigue, and except at the dance on the green he had not once met Eustacia since her marriage.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context