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fête

noun [C]
 
 
/feɪt/
ENTERTAINMENT UK an event that is held outside and includes competitions, games, and things for sale: a village fête Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
CELEBRATION US a special event to celebrate someone or somethingCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
fête verb [T] to publicly celebrate someone, often by having a special party: [often passive] She was fêted by audiences all over the world.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of fête from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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