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Definition 1: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for forfeit in the sense of this definition

(forfeit is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

Definition 2: a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where forfeit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

Synonyms for forfeit in the sense of this definition

(forfeit is a kind of ...) a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

Definition 3: something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for forfeit in the sense of this definition

(forfeit is a kind of ...) something that is lost

"the car was a total loss" "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"

Definition 4: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime - [verb of possession]

Samples where forfeit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
  • forfeited property

Synonyms for forfeit in the sense of this definition

(forfeit is a kind of ...) forsake, leave behind

"We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

(... is a kind of forfeit ) let slip

"He lapsed his membership"

Definition 5: surrendered as a penalty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for forfeit in the sense of this definition

(forfeit is similar to ...) not gained or won

"a lost battle" "a lost prize"

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