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fete

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fete

  1. 1 a social gathering <the heiress wanted to do something with her life other than shuttle from fete to fete> Synonyms affair, bash, binge, blast, blowout, do, event, party (or fête), function, get-together, powwow, reception, shindigRelated Words benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger (also keg party), klatch (also klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree (or soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party

  2. 2 a time or program of special events and entertainment in honor of something <the island's annual fete is a celebration of the daffodil in all of its springtime beauty> Synonyms carnival, celebration, fest, festivity, festival (or fête), fiesta, gala, jubileeRelated Words jamboree, jollification, jollity [British], merriment, merrymaking, rejoicing, revel, revelry; exhibit, exhibition, exposition, fair, show; exercises, honors



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fete

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fete

  1. to show appreciation, respect, or affection for (someone) with a public celebration <the returning servicemen and servicewomen were feted with a week's worth of celebrations> Synonyms honor (or fête), recognizeRelated Words acknowledge, cite, commend, compliment, credit, thank; extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise, tout; acclaim, applaud, cheer, hail, laureate, salute; celebrate, commemorate, memorialize, observe; congratulate, felicitateNear Antonyms discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame; bad-mouth, defame, libel, malign, slander; boo, hiss, hoot, jeer; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobate; mock, put down, ridicule, slight



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