Thesaurus

fate

Synonyms and Antonyms of fate

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
Words Related to fate

fate

Synonyms and Antonyms of fate

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
Words Related to fate
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
Words Related to fate
Phrases Synonymous with fate

matter of course

Near Antonyms of fate
Antonyms of fate
3 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • He met his fate in a tragic highway accident.
Synonyms of fate
Words Related to fate
Near Antonyms of fate
Antonyms of fate

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a large number

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!