fete, or fête, n. \ˈfāt, fet\
1 : festival (Class Day, the great fete of the year— Catherine D. Bowen)
2a : a lavish often outdoor entertainment (a fete in the park with music and performances)
b : a large elaborate party (a fete to celebrate the museum's centennial)
fete or fête, v.
feted or fêted; feting or fêting
1 : to honor or commemorate with a fete
2 : to pay high honor to
The piece was a change of pace for Moss, who recently made waves in floaty eveningwear for a post-BAFTAs fete and a furry topper for Christopher Bailey’s last show at Burberry.
— Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kate Moss Channels Marilyn Monroe for a Fashionable Birthday Bash," 20 Feb. 2018
For the record, King isn’t the only Republican figure to fete Goldy.
— Jane Coaston, Vox, "Steve King endorses a bona fide white supremacist for Toronto mayor," 18 Oct. 2018
First Known Use of fete
15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English fete, from Middle French, from Old French feste, Middle English feste, from Anglo-French, from Latin festa, plural of festum festival, from neuter of festus solemn, festal; akin to Latin feriae holidays, fanum temple