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Synonyms for lose
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lose(verb)

    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. lose(verb)

    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. lose(verb)

    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, lose(verb)

    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. lose(verb)

    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. lose(verb)

    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 loss(verb)

    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. lose(verb)

    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, recede(verb)

    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, lose(verb)

    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, lose(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. lose(verb)

    Synonyms:
    leave behind, mislay

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

  2. lose(verb)

    Antonyms:
    win

  3. lose(verb)

    Synonyms:
    shed, drop

    Antonyms:
    gain, put on

  4. lose(verb)

    Antonyms:
    win, come, first

  5. lose(verb)

    Antonyms:
    find

  6. lose(verb)

    To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.

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

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

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lose(v. a.)

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

  2. lose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, fail to win, fail to obtain

  3. lose(v. a.)

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

  4. lose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    miss, wander from

  5. lose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    be bereaved of, be deprived of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lose(v)

    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. Bruce Franks Jr.:

    They come in and they say, ‘Listen, we could lose a Senate seat.’ And they’re telling us that we can lose a senator that we never knew existed because this person hasn’t shown up in our community. This person hasn’t spoken to our needs, i’m going to vote for Claire, but Claire is going to have to bring her a-- to St. Louis. Period. She’s going to have to show up, and it’s not just about talking. You have made some folks upset and if there is a reason why you voted this way, then you need to effectively communicate that.

  2. James Comey:

    He's an accomplished and very smart person who had nothing to lose in taking this job but his reputation, but I really -- it doesn't make me happy to say this, but I think he has lost most of his reputation with the way he has conducted himself.

  3. Martin Luther King Jr.:

    We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

  4. Maria Luisa Rivero:

    The first thing I did was run to freeze my food so that it does not go bad like it did like the last time in March. It costs a lot to buy food just to lose it.

  5. Juli Inkster:

    Playing in a major is a lot of pressure but playing in the Solheim Cup... the level is raised, i want my players to have a good feeling about this week and whether we win or lose I want them to remember the ride.

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