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fate

noun uk   us   /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.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.
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