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fete

noun [C] uk ( also fête)   /feɪt/ UK ( 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.

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.
Translations of “fete”
in Korean 축일, 제일…
in Arabic مِهْرَجان…
in Portuguese quermesse…
in Catalan festa, fira…
in Japanese 祭り…
in Italian festa (di paese)…
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