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ˈfeɪ tɪdfat·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doomed, fatedadjective

    (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate

    "doomed to unhappiness"; "fated to be the scene of Kennedy's assassination"


  1. fatedadjective

    Foreordained, predetermined, established in advance by fate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fatedadjective

    Etymology: from fate.

    She fled her father’s rage, and with a train
    Driv’n by the southern blasts was fated here to reign. Dryd.

    Bright Vulcanian arms,
    Fated from force of steel by Stygian charms,
    Suspended, shone on high. John Dryden, Æn.

    Her aukward love indeed was oddly fated;
    She and her Polly were too near related. Matthew Prior.

    Thy fated sky
    Gives us free scope. William Shakespeare.


  1. fated

    Fated refers to the concept that events or developments have been predetermined or are inevitable due to the influence of a supernatural power, destiny, or fate. It implies the idea that the course or outcome of a situation or a person's life is preordained or unavoidable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fated

    decreed by fate; destined; doomed; as, he was fated to rule a factious people

  2. Fated

    invested with the power of determining destiny

  3. Fated

    exempted by fate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fated in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fated in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fated in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Rimbaud:

    I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.

  2. David Horovitz:

    I think that he feels fated that he is leading the Jewish people when it potentially faces a genocidal threat, that is the Netanyahu mindset -- that people are in peril, and he needs to stand firm and say what he wants to say and if necessary take the step that needs to be taken.

  3. Ronny Tanubun:

    AirAsia has taken good care of us from day one, this is a tragedy, what can we do? It's fated. It can happen to any airline. I am not afraid of flying with AirAsia.

  4. Proverb:

    Men fated to be happy need not haste.

  5. Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov":

    Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born.

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    A suffuse
    B flub
    C gloat
    D abrade

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