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fate

noun
 
 
/feɪt/
THINGS THAT HAPPEN [C] B2 what happens to someone, especially when it is something bad: His fate is now in the hands of the jury.Fate and destiny
POWER [U] B2 a power that some people believe decides what will happen: I believe it was fate that caused us to meet again. →  See also quirk of fate Fate and destiny
Translations of “fate”
in Korean 운명…
in Arabic قَدَر, مَصير…
in French destin, sort…
in Turkish son, akıbet, ölüm…
in Italian destino, sorte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 命中註定的事, 命運, (尤指)厄運…
in Russian участь, судьба…
in Polish los, przeznaczenie…
in Spanish destino, suerte…
in Portuguese destino, sina…
in German das Schicksal…
in Catalan destí, sort…
in Japanese 運命の力, 運命…
in Chinese (Simplified) 命中注定的事, 命运, (尤指)厄运…
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