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Synonyms for forfeit
ˈfɔr fɪtfor·feit

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Wiktionary3.2 / 5 votes

  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.

    capitulate, surrender

  2. forfeitverb

    withgo, forgo

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  1. forfeit

    fine, penalty, mulct, amercement, damages, loss

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. forfeit, forfeiturenoun

    something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

    sacrifice, forfeiture

    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"

    sacrifice, forfeiture

    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.

    sacrifice, forfeiture, ritual killing

    won, lay claim, arrogate, claim

  4. confiscate, forfeit, forfeitedverb

    surrendered as a penalty

    forfeited, confiscate

    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"

    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

    won, arrogate, claim, lay claim

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Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. forfeitnoun

    fine, mulct, amercement, penalty, forfeiture

  2. forfeitverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 2 votes

  1. forfeitnoun

    forfeiture, philopena, fine, mulct, penalty, amercement

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "forfeit":

    confiscate, gained, acquired, lose

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How to use forfeit in a sentence?

  1. Phaedrus:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Abraham Lincoln:

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

  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. 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.

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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