What are some opposite words for forfeit?

Antonyms for forfeit
ˈfɔr fɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term forfeit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, forfeiture(noun)

    something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

    won, arrogate, lay claim, claim

    sacrifice, forfeiture

  2. forfeit, forfeiture(noun)

    a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something

    "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time"

    won, arrogate, lay claim, claim

    sacrifice, forfeiture

  3. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice(adj)

    the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

    sacrifice, forfeiture, ritual killing

  4. confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)

    surrendered as a penalty

    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

    forfeited, confiscate

  5. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego(verb)

    lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

    "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"

    won, arrogate, claim, lay claim

    spare, antedate, allow, abandon, vacate, precede, release, give up, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, predate, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, deep-six, drop out, free, antecede, drop by the wayside, forego, quit, foreswear


  1. forfeit(verb)

    To lose a contest, game, match, or other form of competition by voluntary withdrawal, by failing to attend or participate, or by violation of the rules

    Because only nine players were present, the football team was forced to forfeit the game.

    capitulate, surrender

  2. forfeit(verb)

    withgo, forgo

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forfeit

    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    abandon, avoid, depart, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forfeit

    premium, bribe, douceur, remuneration, compensation, reward, gratuity

    fine, penalty, mulct, amercement, damages, loss

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forfeit(n)

    forfeiture, philopena, fine, mulct, penalty, amercement

How to use forfeit in a sentence?

  1. Daphne Keller:

    There was pretty broad consensus that this was an emergency and you could take emergency measures and forfeit some other priorities in the name of public health.

  2. Kenneth Shults:

    Our family has always owned and used firearms, no foster parent should have to forfeit their constitutional rights in order to be a foster parent.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Only under an illusion and psychotic beliefs do the people forfeit their freedoms and liberties.

  4. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere:

    Those who commit serious offenses here forfeit their right to stay here.

  5. Cook County prosecutors:

    After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett's volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit Jussie Smollett bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.

How to pronounce forfeit?

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How to say forfeit in sign language?

  1. forfeit

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