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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.
It was his fate to become successful in business.
synonyms:
destiny, fortune
similar words:
lot
Word History
Fate is from a Latin word that means "thing spoken by the gods."