fate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fata (prediction), plural of fatum, from fatus (spoken), from for (to speak).

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  • IPA(key): /feɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Noun[edit]

fate (countable and uncountable, plural fates)

  1. The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0105:
      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.
  2. The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
  3. Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.
    Accept your fate.
  4. (mythology) Alternative letter-case form of Fate (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).

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fate (third-person singular simple present fates, present participle fating, simple past and past participle fated)

  1. (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.

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  • In some uses this may imply it causes the inevitable event.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfaː.t̪e], /ˈfate/
  • Hyphenation: fà‧te

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fate

  1. inflection of fare:
    1. second-person plural indicative present
    2. second-person plural imperative

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fate f

  1. plural of fata

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fāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of fātus

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fate (present tense fatar, past tense fata, past participle fata, passive infinitive fatast, present participle fatande, imperative fat)

  1. Alternative form of fata

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fate

  1. feat

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

fate

  1. dative singular of fat

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ǝpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ǝpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Sǝpat.

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fate

  1. Alternative form of fat