Definition of 'fete'
Example sentences containing 'fête'
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They should be feted as heroes, not stepped over in the street. The Sun (2011)If it goes well he will be feted as a hero, if not he'll be skinned. The Sun (2014)
In my second year they asked me to open the church fête. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To bake cakes for the school fête. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They will also have to host an annual fête. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The city is en fête. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Alpha Mum calls a meeting to discuss plans for the annual school fête to be held at the end of the summer term. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Anywhere else, really, aside from a church summer fête. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Like you'd get on a picnic, or at a desultory summer fête? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The quality of the cakes and salad is remedial, far worse than you'd find in a school fête. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Added to this, the week after our interview he was opening a fête at his local hospice in Dorset. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In nine seasons, Button has not had a set of wheels capable of winning a prize at a school fête. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We get to play at night too; playing festivals in daylight always looks like you're playing a summer fête. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He likes growing and cooking his own vegetables, showing them at the local fête, clearing nettles or mowing a lawn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A helium balloon released at a school fête on a rainy day in Manchester has been found in southern China. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For as long as Germany are in the competition, the country will remain en fête and that will be a wonderful thing to live with. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'fete'
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Translations for 'fete'
British English: fete VERB
If someone is feted, they are celebrated, welcomed, or admired by the public.
The dress designer was feted this week at a spectacular dinner.
Definition of fete from the Collins English Dictionary
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