Fate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |feɪt|  American pronunciation of the word fate
Brit.  |feɪt|  British pronunciation of the word fate


- an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future (syn: destiny)
- the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman) (syn: destiny)
- your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) (syn: circumstances, destiny, fortune, lot, luck, portion)
deserved a better fate


- decree or designate beforehand (syn: designate, destine, doom)

Extra examples

They thought they would never see each other again, but fate brought them back together.

One company went bankrupt, and a similar fate befell the other.

Her fate was sealed by the marriage arrangement made in her youth.

...the warning that the lack of an advanced education will fate a person to a lifetime of below-average earnings...

Fate decreed that we would win the lottery.

I wouldn't wish such a fate on my worst enemy.

No one knows what the fate of the hostages will be.

The rest of Europe was to suffer the same fate.

A meeting to decide the fate of the factory is to be held today.

She wanted to prevent other children from meeting the same fate.

They had abandoned him and left him to his fate.

Spencer's father had died young, and he feared that the same fate awaited him.

They would rather starve to death than accept the fate of slavery.

She seemed placidly resigned to her fate.

Nothing is known of Green's origins or ultimate fate, only that he was involved in building the church.

Word forms

singular: fate
plural: fates
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