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fete

noun [C] uk   /feɪt/ UK (also fête, US fair) us  
a public event, often held outside, where you can take part in competitions and buy small things and food, often organized to collect money for a particular purpose: a summer fete They're holding the village fete on the green.Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals

fete

verb [T] uk   /feɪt/ us  
to praise or welcome someone publicly because of their achievements: She was feted by audiences both in her own country and abroad.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of fete from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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