Translation of predetermine in Spanish:


predeterminar, v.

Pronunciation /priːdɪˈtəːmɪn//ˌpridəˈtərmən/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • The Minister said that the wording of all previous drafts predetermined the outcome in relation to export refunds.
    • Whether these agendas are predetermined or the product of free will, it's largely irrelevant from our perspective.
    • The outcome is not predetermined but reflects a political contest over the exercise of power and meanings.
    • If you want to say the outcomes of matches are predetermined, that's fine.
    • Even after the assassination, it was by no means predetermined that war would result.
    • In my psychic readings, I don't usually see an unchangeable, predetermined event.
    • An attempt by parliament to predetermine the outcome of judicial activity is, at least on the face of it, in contravention of the doctrine of separation of powers which is in fact enshrined in our Constitution.
    • It is tempting to conclude that the outcome of the parliamentary elections is predetermined.
    • It does not predetermine the outcome of the immigration decision.
    • There simply is no predetermined impact because of the crucial roles of economics, politics and culture.
    • The factor of surprise has become more important - it predetermines the course and the outcome of initial operations and the entire campaign, therefore troops should be better prepared and their combat readiness should be improved.
    • Only those with empty lives continue to watch when the result is predetermined.
    • In a meaningful election, the outcome isn't predetermined or entirely predictable.
    • It's better to control distance by predetermining the ball's trajectory.
    • In answer to the first part of the question, this Government does not predetermine the results of reviews.
    • There is no predetermined or universal or permanent definition.
    • It cannot be based on any assumptions about human nature, and it cannot be expected to lead to predetermined outcomes.
  • 2

    (arrange in advance)
    determinar de antemano
    a predetermined date/time una fecha/hora determinada de antemano
  • 3

    (work out in advance)
    • In an Islamic framework, there is no room for acquiring capital at a fixed and predetermined interest rate.
    • Perhaps the most damning evidence is in the chapter by Painter, which argues that the use of questionnaires imposes culture on others and inevitably predetermines responses.
    • These methods in fact predetermine the scientific level of research into various problems facing the military.
    • At a predetermined time, the bomb could be exploded in the basement.
    • Preset and predetermined buildings, can be bought or rented, and can be furnished.
    • Psychiatric pharmacogenetics attempts to define genetic variations in patients that will predetermine their responses to a specific medication.
    • Thus, of ever growing importance in the military sphere for the developed democratic countries is the civilizing factor, which predetermines the level of acceptable casualties in solving foreign policy problems by military means.
    • No matter where they start, they all seem predetermined to flee as far as possible.
    • They pass on hereditary privileges: a mother's rank predetermines that of the daughter.
    • The interviewer has to predetermine the total points to select a successful candidate.
    • They would be offered the work on a franchise basis for a fixed period and a predetermined fee.
    • Like most Arab palaces, the Al-Sijood was built gradually, without a predetermined plan.
    • The user can only search for five variables and in a fixed way, predetermined by the form.
    • They often use a rheostat, which is similar to a humidistat, so that not only can you predetermine the level of humidity you want, but also allow the machine to adjust intelligently to overall humidity.
    • Creativity is neither random nor entirely predetermined, in other words.
    • This instruction tells the website to close a contract when the losses reach a predetermined level.
    • The government allocated transferable rights to emit predetermined levels of emissions.