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Synonyms for lose
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Wiktionary

  1. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    leave behind, mislay

    Antonyms:
    discover, procure, find, come across, acquire, gain, snag, pick up, get

  2. loseverb

    Antonyms:
    win

  3. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    drop, shed

    Antonyms:
    gain, put on

  4. loseverb

    Antonyms:
    win, come, first

  5. loseverb

    Antonyms:
    find

  6. loseverb

    To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.

    When we get into the building, please lose the hat.

    Synonyms:
    ditch, get rid of, jettison, drop, dump

    Antonyms:
    pick up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lose

    Synonyms:
    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, miss

    Antonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, attain, compass, earn, gain, get, grasp, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lose

    Synonyms:
    miss, drop, mislay, forfeit

    Antonyms:
    keep, retain, find, recover, locate, earn, guard, treasure, economize, utilize, preserve, abandon, discard, reject

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loseverb

    fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense

    "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    acquire, find, regain, turn a profit, win, profit, gain, break even, hold on, keep

  2. loseverb

    fail to win

    "We lost the battle but we won the war"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    hold on, profit, find, turn a profit, acquire, gain, regain, win, keep, break even

  3. loseverb

    suffer the loss of a person through death or removal

    "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    keep, win, acquire, turn a profit, break even, find, profit, regain, hold on, gain

  4. misplace, mislay, loseverb

    place (something) where one cannot find it again

    "I misplaced my eyeglasses"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    hold on, find, regain, break even, win, acquire, gain, keep, turn a profit, profit

  5. loseverb

    miss from one's possessions; lose sight of

    "I've lost my glasses again!"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    hold on, win, turn a profit, gain, regain, acquire, break even, find, profit, keep

  6. loseverb

    allow to go out of sight

    "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    turn a profit, win, acquire, break even, find, regain, keep, hold on, gain, profit

  7. lose, turn a lossverb

    fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit

    "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    hold on, find, turn a profit, regain, keep, break even, win, profit, acquire, gain

  8. loseverb

    fail to get or obtain

    "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, miss, mislay, recede, suffer, misplace, fall behind, drop off, turn a loss

    Antonyms:
    hold on, win, break even, profit, keep, gain, find, regain, acquire, turn a profit

  9. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recedeverb

    retreat

    Synonyms:
    unload, fall asleep, misplace, draw back, mislay, drop off, retire, withdraw, retreat, turn a loss, lapse, fall away, drift off, dope off, relapse, recidivate, fall back, dawdle, pull away, drop away, recur, fall behind, resort, set down, recede, put down, doze off, move back, nod off, regress, drop, suffer, discharge, miss, drowse off, retrogress, lag, pull back, slip, flake out

    Antonyms:
    gain, break even, win, find, hold on, acquire, regain, keep, turn a profit, profit

  10. miss, loseverb

    fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind

    "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"

    Synonyms:
    miss, mislay, turn a loss, fall behind, misplace, omit, overlook, fall back, lack, overleap, suffer, drop, leave out, neglect, recede, drop off, pretermit, escape

    Antonyms:
    turn a profit, acquire, break even, gain, regain, win, keep, profit, find, hold on

  11. suffer, loseverb

    be set at a disadvantage

    "This author really suffers in translation"

    Synonyms:
    miss, get, have, put up, mislay, stand, hurt, abide, fall behind, support, misplace, stomach, digest, suffer, fall back, brook, stick out, tolerate, sustain, turn a loss, meet, recede, endure, drop off, bear, ache

    Antonyms:
    break even, hold on, find, win, acquire, turn a profit, regain, gain, profit, keep

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    be deprived of, fail to keep, let slip, let slip through the fingers

  2. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, fail to win, fail to obtain

  3. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    waste, squander, misspend, throw away, make no use of

  4. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    miss, wander from

  5. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    be bereaved of, be deprived of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. loseverb

    Synonyms:
    miss, forfeit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lose":

    losing, loses, iose, lost, waste, wasting, miss, eprd, forfeit, loose, loser, loss, iost

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How to use lose in a sentence?

  1. Malai Nampa:

    Penguin told me that in every battle, there will be losses. I said I wasn’t ready to lose him, i’m still not. No mother ever is.

  2. Elie Honig.MacFarlane:

    I probably would not charge any of the kids unless they had a major role in the scam, they( prosecutors) may lose public sentiment. At a certain point if you are seen to be piling on, things could turn against you. And not just in terms of public opinion but a jury's opinion as well.

  3. Read MoreIf McGregor:

    I think it's people want the WWE-style thing now. We've seen UFC lose its authenticity. The McGregor style makes them a lot more money. And you kind of get this Ultimate Warrior-Undertaker scenario that we would have grown up with in the 80s.

  4. Trent Garner:

    I decided to push the bill forward to protect those that were born differently, through the disastrous procedure of abortion, we lose valuable and special people from society.

  5. Blairo Maggi:

    If we lose those birds, we lose all ability to recover, i am very concerned about the livestock sector.


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