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Another word for fate

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Noun
  1. That which is inevitably destined

      1. The act of predestining or the condition of being predestined.
      2. The doctrine that God has foreordained all things, especially that God has elected certain souls to eternal salvation.
      3. The divine decree foreordaining all souls to either salvation or damnation.
      1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
      2. A part separated from a whole.
      3. A helping of food.
      1. A large extent, amount, or number:
      2. Used adverbially to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”:
      3. A number of associated people or things:
      1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck:
      2. The turns of luck in the course of one's life.
      3. Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
      1. The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
      2. A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control:
      3. The power or agency thought to predetermine events:
    See also:

    certain

  2. A predestined tragic end

      1. Inevitable destruction or ruin:
      2. A decision or judgment, especially an official condemnation to a severe penalty.
      3. Judgment Day.
Verb
  1. To determine the future of in advance

    See also:

    certain

  2. To predestine to a tragic end

Another word for fate

Noun
  1. The predetermined course of events

      1. The act of predestining or the condition of being predestined.
      2. The doctrine that God has foreordained all things, especially that God has elected certain souls to eternal salvation.
      3. The divine decree foreordaining all souls to either salvation or damnation.
      1. The act of determining beforehand.
      2. Something that has been decided in advance.
      1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; fortune:
      2. Good fortune or prosperity; success:
      3. One's personal fate or lot:
      1. The place to which one is going or directed.
      2. The ultimate purpose for which something is created or intended.
      3. An act of appointing or setting aside for a specific purpose.
      1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck:
      2. The turns of luck in the course of one's life.
      3. Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
      1. The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
      2. A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control:
      3. The power or agency thought to predetermine events:
    See also:

    destiny

  2. A personal destiny

      1. An end result; a consequence.
      1. Something expected; a possibility.
      2. Chances.
      3. Financial expectations, especially of success.
      1. The indefinite time yet to come:
      2. Something that will happen in time to come:
      3. A prospective or expected condition, especially one considered with regard to growth, advancement, or development:
      1. Either extremity of something that has length:
      2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
      3. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
      1. The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
      2. A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control:
      3. The power or agency thought to predetermine events:
      1. Inevitable destruction or ruin:
      2. A decision or judgment, especially an official condemnation to a severe penalty.
      3. Judgment Day.
      1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
      2. A part separated from a whole.
      3. A helping of food.
      1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck:
      2. The turns of luck in the course of one's life.
      3. Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
      1. A large extent, amount, or number:
      2. Used adverbially to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”:
      3. A number of associated people or things:
    See also:

    doom

Synonym Study

  • Doom always connotes an unfavorable or disastrous fate
  • Portion and lot refer to what is supposedly distributed in the determining of fate, but portion implies an equitable apportionment and lot implies a random assignment
  • Destiny also refers to an inevitable succession of events as determined supernaturally or by necessity, but often implies a favorable outcome it was her destiny to become famous
  • Fate refers to the inevitability of a course of events as supposedly predetermined by a god or other agency beyond human control