• The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
  • (mythology) Alternative letter-case form of Fate (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).
  • Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.

    "Accept your fate."

  • The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.


  • (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."

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