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“fate” in English

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fatenoun

uk /feɪt/ 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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(Definition of “fate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fate” in American English

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something that happens to a person or thing, esp. something final or negative, such as death or defeat:

The fate of numerous smaller buildings is under debate.
Attendance has not picked up, and the fate of the show is still in doubt.

Fate is also a power that is considered to cause and control all events, so that people cannot change or control the way things will happen:

When we met again by chance, she said, "It must be fate."

(Definition of “fate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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fate

Our parties, especially the heads of our parties, have blocked our bids to stand for re-election, and so we share the same fate.
Is this a matter of fate?
If there is one lesson to be taken from the current global crisis, it is that we all share the same fate in economic terms.
We have to seize on these events in order to substantially improve the fate of any passengers affected in the future.
What fate awaits him?
I know that we cannot change the world overnight and the forces of evil will always have their share of determining the fate of our fellow human beings.
At stake on this issue are all our values, our rights, and even the fate of peace and the survival of humanity.
We asked them to focus on the fate of the citizens in their areas of competence rather than resolving conflicts between companies and between institutions.
I fear that our cultures, our identities and our specific character, which has, moreover, given birth to world civilisations, might suffer the same fate.
From the information we have, the only certainty we can hang on to is the fact that embryos are human, whatever their fate may be.