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- 1 English
- 2 Italian
- 3 Latin
- 4 Volapük
- 5 Yamdena
- The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
1910, Emerson Hough, chapter 1, The Purchase Price:
- Captain Edward Carlisle […] felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, […] ; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
- The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
- Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.
- Accept your fate.
- (mythology) alternative case form of (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).
that which predetermines events
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- (transitive) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.
- The oracle's prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.
- 2011, James Al-Shamma, Sarah Ruhl: A Critical Study of the Plays (page 119)
- At the conclusion of this part, Eric, who plays Jesus and is now a soldier, captures Violet in the forest, fating her to a concentration camp.
- In some uses this may imply it causes the inevitable event.
- plural form of
- dative singular of
- Alternative form of