how to pronounce ordained


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ordained is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ordained in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… was inevitable even divinely ordained or …”

meanings of ordained


  1. Admitted to the ministry of the church.
  2. Established by authority.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of ordain.

ordained frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ordained occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ordained can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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