forfeit - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈfɔː(r)fɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyforfeit
he/she/itforfeits
present participleforfeiting
past tenseforfeited
past participleforfeited
  1. 1
    to be forced to give up a right, a benefit, or something that you own, because you have broken a rule or law

    If they moved away, they would forfeit all rights to their land.

    It is the first time she has forfeited a tournament match through injury.

  2. 2
    to lose something valuable by making a mistake or by doing something wrong

    By attacking too late, they had forfeited the advantage of surprise.