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Synonyms for forfeit
ˈfɔr fɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, forfeiture(noun)

    something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, 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

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

    Synonyms:
    sacrifice, 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, forfeiture, ritual killing

    Antonyms:
    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

  4. confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)

    surrendered as a penalty

    Synonyms:
    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

    "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

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

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

    Synonyms:
    capitulate, surrender

  2. forfeit(verb)

    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

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)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forfeit(n)

    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. Marion County:

    In this particular case, the petition was not filed because the family in this particular case had agreed to forfeit the firearm that was in question and they were not going to pursue the return of that firearm.

  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. Daphne Keller:

    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.

  4. Phaedrus:

    I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

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

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Translations for forfeit

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  • مصادرةArabic
  • лишавам се от, губя, глобаBulgarian
  • prohrát kontumačněCzech
  • verwirken, aufgebenGerman
  • στερούμαι, τίμημα, πρόστιμο, χάνωGreek
  • perder, rendirSpanish
  • perdre, abandonner, déclarer forfaitFrench
  • pionósIrish
  • caillScottish Gaelic
  • अर्थदंडHindi
  • perdoLatin
  • 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
  • 丧失Chinese

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