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fate

noun     /feɪt/
B2 [C usually singular] what happens to a particular person or thing, especially something final or negative , such as death or defeat : We want to decide our own fate. His fate is now in the hands of the jury . The disciples were terrified that they would suffer / meet the same fate as Jesus .Inevitable B2 [U] a power that some people believe causes and controls all events , so that you cannot change or control the way things will happen : When we met again by chance in Cairo, I felt it must be fate. Fate has brought us together.Fate and destiny
(Definition of fate noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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