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fate

 
 
pronunciation:
feIt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the power that is often believed to decide what will happen in human life or history.
Fate was on her side when she won the contest.
synonyms:
chance, fortune, luck
similar words:
hazard, probability
definition 2: an ending or outcome that had to happen because of this power; destiny.
Even as a little girl, she knew it was her fate to become a great writer.
synonyms:
destiny, fortune
similar words:
lot
definition 3: what happens to a person or thing in the end.
No one ever discovered the fate of the famous painting after it was stolen.He wanted to finish the book so he could find out the fate of the characters.
synonyms:
prospects
similar words:
chance, destiny, lack, lot, outcome
Word History
Fate is from a Latin word that means "thing spoken by the gods."