forfeit synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term forfeit:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, forfeiture(noun)

    something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, forfeit, forfeiture

    Antonyms:
    won, arrogate, lay claim, claim

  2. forfeit, forfeiture(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, forfeit, forfeiture

    Antonyms:
    won, arrogate, lay claim, claim

  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.

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

    Antonyms:
    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

  4. confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)

    surrendered as a penalty

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, forfeited, confiscate

    Antonyms:
    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

  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

    Synonyms:
    spare, antedate, allow, abandon, forfeit, 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

    Antonyms:
    won, arrogate, claim, lay claim

Wiktionary

  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

    Synonyms:
    capitulate, surrender

  2. forfeit(verb)

    Synonyms:
    withgo, forgo

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forfeit

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forfeit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fine, mulct, amercement, penalty, forfeiture

  2. forfeit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lose (by some offence, by neglect, or by breach of condition)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

confiscate, gained, acquired, lose



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