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fate
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
fate /feit/
  • danh từ
    • thiên mệnh, định mệnh, số mệnh, số phận
    • (thần thoại,thần học) thần mệnh
      • the Fates: ba vị thần mệnh (thần thoại Hy lạp La mã)
    • điều tất yếu, điều không thể tránh được
    • nghiệp chướng
    • sự chết, sự huỷ diệt
Concise Dictionary
fatesfeɪt
noun
+an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
+the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman)
+your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
verb
+decree or designate beforehand
Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 fortune, lot, luck, chance, life, destiny, God's will, providence, doom, karma, kismet, toss or throw of the dice, Colloq US and Canadian the breaks, the way the cookie crumbles, the way the ball bounces:
Fate has brought us together. Our meeting this way was just fate.
2 doom, destruction, downfall, undoing, ruin, disaster, collapse, death, nemesis, end, finish:
The defenders of Masada met their fate bravely.
3 end, outcome, future, destination, disposition:
There was no trace of the fate of the explorers. What is to be the fate of this obsolete equipment?
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C] the things, especially bad things, that will happen or have happened to sb/sth: The fate of the three men is unknown. + She sat outside, waiting to find out her fate. + The court will decide our fate / fates. + Each of the managers suffered the same fate. + The government had abandoned the refugees to their fate. + From that moment our fate was sealed (= our future was decided).
2 [U] the power that is believed to control everything that happens and that cannot be stopped or changed: Fate was kind to me that day. + By a strange twist of fate, Andy and I were on the same plane.
Idioms: a fate worse than death (often humorous) a terrible thing that could happen: At the last minute the hero saves her from a fate worse than death.
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Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 sb/sth's future

ADJ.

awful, dreadful, grim, terrible | cruel, unhappy | tragic | worse
They decided to kill themselves rather than suffer a worse fate at the hands of their enemy.
| common, normal, usual | likely
Under-representation is the likely fate of small parties.
| ultimate | unknown
The ultimate fate of the captured troops is unknown.
| the same, similar
She broke her ankle before the big match, then suffered the same fate a month later.

VERB + FATE

face
He faces a grim fate if he is sent back to his own country.
| meet, suffer, undergo | share
He had no desire to share the fate of his executed comrades.
| avoid, escape
She managed to escape the fate of the other rebels.
| deserve
What had he done to deserve such a terrible fate?
| accept, be resigned to
The condemned men were resigned to their fate.
| bemoan, bewail
Instead of just bemoaning your fate, why not do something to change it?
| ponder | seal
He had signed his confession and sealed his own fate.
| decide
An extraordinary general meeting to decide the company's fate will be held on Thursday.
| abandon sb/sth to, leave sb/sth to
The generals abandoned the men to their fate.
| rescue/save sb/sth from | discover, hear (of), know (of), learn (of)
He will learn of his fate in court tomorrow.
| await
The convicts awaited their fate in prison.

FATE + VERB

await sb/sth, be/lie in store for sb/sth
They were warned of the dreadful fate that awaited them if ever they returned to their homes.
| befall sb/sth
Worst of all was the fate that befell the captured rebel general.
| be/hang in the balance
The fate of the African wild dog hangs in the balance (= is uncertain).

PHRASES

hold/have sb/sth's fate in your hands
The jury held the fate of the accused in their hands.
| leave/place/put your fate in sb's hands, a fate worse than death
(often humorous) Obeying her parents' wishes for her life seemed a fate worse than death.

2 power controlling everything

ADJ.

cruel
He believed that the universe was controlled by the whims of a cruel fate.
| kind
Fate was kind to me.

VERB + FATE

believe in
Such coincidences are almost enough to make one believe in fate.
| tempt
It would be tempting fate to say that we will definitely win the game.
| leave sth to
I have a great deal of trust and I leave everything to fate.

FATE + VERB

decide sth, decree sth
Fate decreed that she would never reach America.
| intervene
He secretly hoped that fate would intervene and save him having to meet her.
| strike
Only weeks after her previous injury, fate struck again, leaving her unable to compete.
| deal a/its hand, deal sb a hand
Anne accepted the cruel hand that fate had dealt her.
| take a hand
Fate took a hand in (= influenced)the outcome of the championship.

PHRASES

an accident/quirk/turn/twist of fate
It seemed a cruel twist of fate that the composer should have died so young.
| the hand of fate
The new job had come at just the right time for him. Was it the hand of fate?



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