circumstances vs fate what difference

what is difference between circumstances and fate

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɝkəmstænsɪz/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɜːkəmst(ə)nsɪz/, /ˈsɜːkəmstɑːnsɪz/

Noun

circumstances

  1. plural of circumstance


English

Etymology

From Latin fata (prediction), plural of fatum, from fatus (spoken), from for (to speak). Displaced native Old English wyrd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Noun

fate (countable and uncountable, plural fates)

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

Synonyms

  • destiny
  • doom
  • fortune
  • kismet
  • lot
  • necessity
  • orlay
  • predestination
  • wyrd

Antonyms

  • choice
  • free will
  • freedom
  • chance

Derived terms

  • fatal
  • fatalism
  • fatality
  • tempt fate

Related terms

  • amor fati (Amor fati)

Translations

See also

  • determinism
  • indeterminism

Verb

fate (third-person singular simple present fates, present participle fating, simple past and past participle fated)

  1. (transitive) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.
    The oracle’s prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.
    • 2011, James Al-Shamma, Sarah Ruhl: A Critical Study of the Plays (page 119)
      At the conclusion of this part, Eric, who plays Jesus and is now a soldier, captures Violet in the forest, fating her to a concentration camp.

Usage notes

  • In some uses this may imply it causes the inevitable event.

Translations

Anagrams

  • EFTA, TAFE, TFAE, feat, feat., feta

Fataluku

Numeral

fate

  1. four

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfa.te/
  • Hyphenation: fà‧te

Verb

fate

  1. inflection of fare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Noun

fate f

  1. plural of fata

Anagrams

  • afte

Latin

Participle

fāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of fātus

Murui Huitoto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɸa.tɛ]
  • Hyphenation: fa‧te

Verb

fate

  1. (transitive) to hit
  2. (intransitive) to hit

References

  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[1], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 130

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

fate (present tense fatar, past tense fata, past participle fata, passive infinitive fatast, present participle fatande, imperative fat)

  1. Alternative form of fata

Anagrams

  • EFTA, efta, feta

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feːt/

Noun

fate

  1. feat

Volapük

Noun

fate

  1. dative singular of fat

Yamdena

Alternative forms

  • fat

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ǝpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ǝpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Sǝpat.

Numeral

fate

  1. Alternative form of fat

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