something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
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"
forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice(adj)
the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)
surrendered as a penalty
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"
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
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.
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How to use forfeit in a sentence?
There was a lull, but I think the lull is over. 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.
Only under an illusion and psychotic beliefs do the people forfeit their freedoms and liberties.
Those who commit serious offenses here forfeit their right to stay here.
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.
I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
Translations for forfeit
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- лишавам се от, губя, глобаBulgarian
- prohrát kontumačněCzech
- verwirken, aufgebenGerman
- στερούμαι, τίμημα, πρόστιμο, χάνωGreek
- perder, rendirSpanish
- perdre, abandonner, déclarer forfaitFrench
- caillScottish Gaelic
- verliezen, verbeuren, opgeven, verkwanselenDutch
- zrzec się, stracić, zrezygnowaćPolish
- render-se, perder, penalidade, desistirPortuguese
- штраф, утрачивать, лишиться, расплата, сдаться, утратить, сдаваться, лишатьсяRussian
- izgubiti, predatiSerbo-Croatian
- penále, vzdať, prepadnúť, pokuta, stratiťSlovak
- walk overSwedish
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