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Synonyms for lose
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term lose.

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:

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

How to pronounce lose?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say lose in sign language?

  1. lose

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How to use lose in a sentence?

  1. Leopoldo Lopez:

    The fight continues, if you tire, you lose.

  2. Oussama Wazni:

    If patients lose weight, they will feel better in general and they will have less risk of hypertension and diabetes and less atrial fibrillation, some effects of obesity, like inflammation, might not be completely reversible, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t get people to lose weight.

  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We don't lose hope that dialogue will continue and the conflict will be solved.

  4. Helen Fricker:

    As the climate is warming, we are seeing changes in the sea level—sea level is rising, but the ultimate thing that we're trying to get to is, how much ice will we lose and how quickly will we lose it?

  5. Christopher Reeve:

    Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.


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