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English noun: fate

1. fate (event) an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)day of reckoning, doom, doomsday, end of the world, inevitable, karma, kismat, kismet, predestination

2. fate (person) the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)

SamplesWe are helpless in the face of destiny.


Broader (hypernym)causal agency, causal agent, cause

Part meronymoccult, supernatural

3. fate (state) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

SamplesWhatever my fortune may be.
Deserved a better fate.
Has a happy lot.
The luck of the Irish.
A victim of circumstances.
Success that was her portion.

Synonymscircumstances, destiny, fortune, lot, luck, portion

Broader (hypernym)condition

Narrower (hyponym)bad luck, failure, good fortune, good luck, ill luck, luckiness, misfortune, providence, tough luck

English verb: fate

1. fate (communication) decree or designate beforehand

SamplesShe was destined to become a great pianist.

Synonymsdesignate, destine, doom

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)ordain

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