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destine (someone) for (something)
To cause one to be likely to do, receive, or become something in the future. Sean's singing voice really destined him for greatness in musical theater. Not studying for your exam will destine you for failure.
destined for (something)
Likely to do, receive, or become something in the future. We knew that Sean was destined for greatness the moment he stepped on the stage in his first play. If you didn't study for your exam, then you are destined for failure.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
destine someone for something
to determine that someone should receive or achieve something in the future. Her many talents destined her for a distinguished career. Larry's intelligence destined him for big things.
destined for something
predetermined to achieve or become something. I know I am destined for a job that is better than this. We are destined for death in the long run.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.