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English adjective: forfeit

1. forfeit surrendered as a penalty


Synonymsconfiscate, forfeited


Similarlost


Antonymswon


English noun: forfeit

1. forfeit (possession) something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty


Synonymsforfeiture


Broader (hypernym)loss

2. forfeit (possession) a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something


SamplesThe contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time.


Synonymsforfeiture


Broader (hypernym)penalty

3. forfeit (act) the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.


Synonymsforfeiture, sacrifice


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


English verb: forfeit

1. forfeit (possession) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime


SamplesYou've forfeited your right to name your successor.
Forfeited property.


Synonymsforego, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abandon


Narrower (hyponym)lapse


Antonymsarrogate, lay claim, claim









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