F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feyt]
    • /feɪt/
    • /feɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyt]
    • /feɪt/

Definitions of fate word

  • noun fate something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind. 1
  • noun fate the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again. 1
  • noun fate that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny: Death is our ineluctable fate. 1
  • noun fate a prophetic declaration of what must be: The oracle pronounced their fate. 1
  • noun fate death, destruction, or ruin. 1
  • noun fate the Fates, Classical Mythology. the three goddesses of destiny, known to the Greeks as the Moerae and to the Romans as the Parcae. 1

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Origin of fate

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English < Latin fātum utterance, decree of fate, destiny, orig. neuter of fātus, past participle of fārī to speak

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Parts of speech for Fate


fate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fate

noun fate

  • destiny — A person's destiny is everything that happens to them during their life, including what will happen in the future, especially when it is considered to be controlled by someone or something else.
  • circumstance — The circumstances of a particular situation are the conditions which affect what happens.
  • effect — something that is produced by an agency or cause; result; consequence: Exposure to the sun had the effect of toughening his skin.
  • chance — If there is a chance of something happening, it is possible that it will happen.
  • future — time that is to be or come hereafter.

verb fate

  • predestine — to destine in advance; foreordain; predetermine: He seemed predestined for the ministry.
  • foredoom — to doom beforehand; destine.
  • mean — to intend for a particular purpose, destination, etc.: They were meant for each other. Synonyms: destine, foreordain.
  • prearrange — to arrange in advance or beforehand.
  • determine — If a particular factor determines the nature of a thing or event, it causes it to be of a particular kind.

Antonyms for fate

noun fate

  • commencement — The commencement of something is its beginning.
  • source — any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin: Which foods are sources of calcium?
  • misfortune — adverse fortune; bad luck.
  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
  • beginning — The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it.

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