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Synonyms for forfeit
ˈfɔr fɪtfor·feit

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Wiktionary

  1. forfeitverb

    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.

    Synonyms:
    capitulate, surrender

  2. forfeitverb

    Synonyms:
    withgo, forgo

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forfeit

    Synonyms:
    fine, penalty, mulct, amercement, damages, loss

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, forfeiturenoun

    something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, forfeiture

    Antonyms:
    won, arrogate, lay claim, claim

  2. forfeit, forfeiturenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, forfeiture

    Antonyms:
    won, arrogate, lay claim, claim

  3. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrificeadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, forfeiture, ritual killing

    Antonyms:
    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

  4. confiscate, forfeit, forfeitedverb

    surrendered as a penalty

    Synonyms:
    forfeited, confiscate

    Antonyms:
    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

  5. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, foregoverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    won, arrogate, claim, lay claim

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forfeitnoun

    Synonyms:
    fine, mulct, amercement, penalty, forfeiture

  2. forfeitverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forfeitnoun

    Synonyms:
    forfeiture, philopena, fine, mulct, penalty, amercement

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forfeit":

    confiscate, gained, acquired, lose

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How to use forfeit in a sentence?

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    There’s nothing more arduous than traversing a lifelong struggle with the betrayal of the person you love, who expects to reach a compromise. Negotiation under these circumstances requires one to forfeit their dignity which can never be salvaged.

  2. Abraham Lincoln:

    If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

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

  4. Larry Hogan:

    Lamar’s gotta get (vaccinated), with the rules the NFL put down, I can’t imagine a team wanting to forfeit a game or lose a chance at the playoffs and none of the players getting paid because someone won’t get a vaccine.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    The primary dues a writer or any artist pays is to remain sentient, and to forfeit the illusionary luxury of such anesthetics as avoidance, numbness, and denials.


Translations for forfeit

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  • مصادرةArabic
  • губя, лишавам се от, глобаBulgarian
  • prohrát kontumačněCzech
  • aufgeben, verwirkenGerman
  • χάνω, τίμημα, πρόστιμο, στερούμαιGreek
  • rendir, perderSpanish
  • perdre, abandonner, déclarer forfaitFrench
  • pionósIrish
  • caillScottish Gaelic
  • अर्थदंडHindi
  • perdoLatin
  • opgeven, verliezen, verbeuren, verkwanselenDutch
  • stracić, zrezygnować, zrzec sięPolish
  • perder, penalidade, desistir, render-sePortuguese
  • сдаться, утратить, сдаваться, лишаться, расплата, лишиться, утрачивать, штрафRussian
  • izgubiti, predatiSerbo-Croatian
  • stratiť, pokuta, prepadnúť, vzdať, penáleSlovak
  • walk overSwedish
  • 丧失Chinese

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