fait accompli


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fait ac·com·pli

(fĕt′ ä-kŏm-plē′, fāt′)
n. pl. faits ac·com·plis (fĕt′ä-kŏm-plē′, -plēz′, fāt′)
An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.

[French : fait, fact + accompli, accomplished.]

fait accompli

(fɛt akɔ̃pli)
n, pl faits accomplis (fɛz akɔ̃pli)
something already done and beyond alteration
[literally: accomplished fact]

fait ac•com•pli

(fɛ ta kɔ̃ˈpli)

n., pl. faits ac•com•plis (fɛ za kɔ̃ˈpli)
French.
an accomplished fact; a thing already done.

fait accompli

A French phrase meaning an accomplished fact, used to mean something that has already been done and cannot be altered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fait accompli - an irreversible accomplishmentfait accompli - an irreversible accomplishment  
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
Translations

fait accompli

[ˌfeɪtəˈkɒmplɪ] Nhecho m consumado

fait accompli

[ˌfeɪtəˈkɒmpli] nfait m accompli

fait accompli

nvollendete Tatsache, Fait accompli nt (geh); to present somebody with a fait accomplijdn vor vollendete Tatsachen stellen

fait accompli

[ˌfɛtəkɒmˈpliː] nfatto compiuto
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Europe adjusts itself to a fait accompli, and so does an individual character--until the placid adjustment is disturbed by a convulsive retribution.
"And this, of course, remains to you, since the marriage is a fait accompli?"
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"We reject efforts to create new fait accompli in Jerusalem," Erdogan said during the 5th Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe.
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Under the hypnotic spell of Indian propaganda, we naively accept the Indian-held Kashmir's 'assembly' and the preceding illegal and doubtful 'instrument of accession' as fait accompli. No sir, they aren't.
There should not be a fait accompli on the ground," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy told a press conference.
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