Synonyms of fate in English:



  • 2 I didn't want to put my fate in someone else's hands
    future, destiny, outcome, issue, upshot, end, lot, due
    archaic doom, dole
  • 3 the authorities warned that a similar fate would befall other convicted killers
    death, demise, end, destruction, doom; ruin, downfall, undoing, finish, disaster, catastrophe; retribution, sentence
  • 4 (the Fates) the Fates might decide that it was his time to die
    the weird sisters; Roman Mythology the Parcae; Greek Mythology the Moirai; Scandinavian Mythology the Norns


Back to top  
  • (be fated) his daughter was fated to face the same problem
    be predestined, be preordained, be foreordained, be destined, be meant, be doomed, be foredoomed, be cursed, be damned; be sure, be certain, be bound, be guaranteed; be inevitable, be inescapable, be ineluctable

More definitions of fate

Definition of fate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea