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Definition 1: an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for fate in the sense of this definition

(fate is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of fate ) an unavoidable event

"don't argue with the inevitable"

(... is a kind of fate ) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation

(... is a kind of fate ) (Islam) the will of Allah

(... is a kind of fate ) previous determination as if by destiny or fate

(... is a kind of fate ) an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

"everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it" "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"

Definition 2: the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where fate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we are helpless in the face of destiny

Synonyms for fate in the sense of this definition

(fate is a kind of ...) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

(... is part of fate) supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

"She doesn't believe in the supernatural"

Definition 3: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whatever 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

Synonyms for fate in the sense of this definition

(fate is a kind of ...) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

"the human condition"

(... is a kind of fate ) an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

(... is a kind of fate ) a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

(... is a kind of fate ) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

(... is a kind of fate ) lack of success

"he felt that his entire life had been a failure" "that year there was a crop failure"

Definition 4: decree or designate beforehand - [verb of communication]

Samples where fate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was destined to become a great pianist

Synonyms for fate in the sense of this definition

(fate is a kind of ...) issue an order

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