"fates" in the noun sense
1. destiny, fate
an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
2. destiny, fate
the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman
"we are helpless in the face of destiny"
3. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you
"whatever my fortune may be"
"deserved a better fate"
"has a happy lot"
"the luck of the Irish"
"a victim of circumstances"
"success that was her portion"
"fates" in the verb sense
1. destine, fate, doom, designate
decree or designate beforehand
"She was destined to become a great pianist"
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