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fate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fate

  1. to determine the fate of in advance the warning that the lack of an advanced education will fate a person to a lifetime of below-average earnings Synonyms of fate doom, destine, foredoom, foreordain, ordain, predestine, predetermine, preordainWords Related to fate predestinate; augur, forecast, foretell, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; preconceive, prejudge; condemn, sentence; bode, forebode (also forbode), portend; anticipate, divine, foreknow, foresee


fate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fate

  1. 1 a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand the belief that it was this country's fate to extend from sea to sea Synonyms of fate circumstance, destiny, doom, fortune, kismet, lot, portion Words Related to fate accident, casualty [archaic], chance, hap, happenchance, happenstance, hazard, luck; predestination; aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, development, effect, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot

  2. 2 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause the fate of the presidential election hinged on a few thousand votes in a single state Synonyms of fate aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, effect, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshotWords Related to fate ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-offNear Antonyms of fate consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springAntonyms of fate antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason

  3. 3 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities he met his fate in a tragic highway accident Synonyms of fate curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, death, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleepWords Related to fate casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms of fate existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms of fate birth, nativity

Synonym Discussion of fate

fate, destiny, lot, portion, doom mean a predetermined state or end. fate implies an inevitable and usually an adverse outcome.
    • the fate of the submarine is unknown
destiny implies something foreordained and often suggests a great or noble course or end.
    • the country's destiny to be a model of liberty to the world
lot and portion imply a distribution by fate or destiny, lot suggesting blind chance
    • it was her lot to die childless
, portion implying the apportioning of good and evil.
    • remorse was his daily portion
doom distinctly implies a grim or calamitous fate.
    • if the rebellion fails, his doom is certain


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