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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [feyt, fet]
    • /feɪt, fɛt/
    • /feɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyt, fet]
    • /feɪt, fɛt/

Definitions of fete word

  • noun plural fete a day of celebration; holiday: The Fourth of July is a great American fete. 1
  • noun plural fete a festive celebration or entertainment: The ball was the greatest fete of the season. 1
  • noun plural fete a religious feast or festival: a fete lasting several days in honor of a saint. 1
  • verb with object fete to entertain at or honor with a fete: to fete a visiting celebrity. 1
  • noun fete Honor or entertain (someone) lavishly. 1
  • noun fete open-air event 1

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Origin of fete

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
1745-55; < French fête, earlier feste feast

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Parts of speech for Fete


fete popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fete

verb fete

  • festival — a day or time of religious or other celebration, marked by feasting, ceremonies, or other observances: the festival of Christmas; a Roman festival.
  • feast — any rich or abundant meal: The steak dinner was a feast.
  • lionize — to treat (a person) as a celebrity: to lionize the visiting poet.
  • treat — to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect.
  • holidayBillie ("Lady Day") 1915–59, U.S. jazz singer.

noun fete

  • anniversary — An anniversary is a date which is remembered or celebrated because a special event happened on that date in a previous year.
  • jubilee — the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the twenty-fifth (silver jubilee) fiftieth (golden jubilee) or sixtieth or seventy-fifth (diamond jubilee)
  • centenary — The centenary of an event such as someone's birth is the 100th anniversary of that event.
  • feast day — a day, especially a church holiday, for feasting and rejoicing.
  • commemoration — the act or an instance of commemorating

Antonyms for fete

verb fete

  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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