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fate is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of fate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to natural causes by cruel fate of …”

meanings of fate


  1. Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Fate (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).
  3. The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
  4. The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
  5. An event or a situation which is inevitable in the fullness of time.


  1. A personification of fate (the cause that predetermines events).
  2. Any one of the Fates.


  1. To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

fate frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word fate occurs in english on average 24.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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