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noun as in celebration, party

verb as in throw a party for someone

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Example Sentences

For a corporate client who hosted 1,500-person holiday fetes before the pandemic, Tinsel Experiential Design in New York instead organized three separate events with two different concepts.

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She spent the day wandering around in shock until she could pop corks with her colleagues in a virtual fete.

The real hackers—whoever they may prove to be—had pulled off a feat: they ruined a Hollywood fete.

The glamorous fete was followed by the premiere of the 4-hour miniseries Olive Kitteridge, which will premiere on HBO Nov. 2.

The Fete Worse Than Death was an organizational disaster and a massive success.

Thanks to the presence of blackface and KKK costumes, her offensive fete went viral and earner her instant infamy.

Paris Hilton tried her hand at DJing in L.A. at a fete celebrating the release of her new single with Lil Wayne, "Good Time."

At midsummer was to be a fete in the Saboba village, and the San Bernardino priest would come there.

Two or three times during the winter he gave a fete as a matter of social pride in return for the civilities he received.

Both were present at this fete given at the New Palace on the night of the 15th of July in their character of reporters.

Everybody wore rich apparel and was talking of the coming fete.

Next week, sometime, I am to have my promised lawn fete to introduce 53 the countryside to the new member of our household.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for fete?

A fete is a celebration, a festival, or a day of celebration.

As a verb, it can mean to honor someone with such a celebration—to celebrate someone with a big party in their honor.

In these contexts, the word implies that the celebration is big and lavish, like a fancy banquet, gala, feast, or ball.

As a verb, it can also mean to generally celebrate someone—not with a party, but with a lot of praise or positive media coverage, for example.

Where does fete come from?

Fete comes from the French word feste, meaning “feast.”

How do you use fete in a sentence?

Fete is perhaps most commonly used as a verb. Feting someone sometimes involves an actual party, but often it simply involves celebration and praise.

Here are some examples of fete in a sentence:

  • Bill’s retiring and we’re throwing a big fete in his honor.
  • Hundreds gathered to fete the couple on their wedding day.
  • The director, once feted by critics, is no longer a media darling.

On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fete, such as: ball, banquet, bazaar, do, fair, and festival.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.