1. forfeit

verb. ['ˈfɔrfɪt'] lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime.


  • give up
  • waive
  • forgo
  • lapse
  • abandon
  • forego


  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • overact
  • underact

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Rhymes with Forfeit

  • benefit
  • buffett
  • duffett
  • langfitt
  • maffett
  • moffet
  • moffett
  • moffit
  • moffitt
  • parfitt
  • proffit
  • proffitt
  • profit
  • profitt
  • reffett
  • reffitt
  • smurfit
  • stuff-it

How do you pronounce forfeit?

Pronounce forfeit as ˈfɔrfɪt.

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How do you spell forfeit? Is it forfiet ?

A common misspelling of forfeit is forfiet

Sentences with forfeit

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
But if you cannot, then you forfeit your right to regain the property.

2. Verb, base form
It is also probable that the person will forfeit the right to own a gun in California.

3. Adjective
If the defendant is not found, the bond is forfeit and the court keeps your house.

Quotes about forfeit

1. If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. -Speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854.
- Abraham Lincoln

2. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit."- Ash
- Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

3. We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

2. forfeit

adjective. ['ˈfɔrfɪt'] surrendered as a penalty.


  • forfeited
  • lost


  • continue
  • requisition
  • enter

3. forfeit

noun. ['ˈfɔrfɪt'] the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc..


  • human action
  • act
  • deed
  • forfeiture
  • sacrifice


  • resist
  • take
  • postdate
  • recede

4. forfeit

noun. ['ˈfɔrfɪt'] a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something.


  • forfeiture


  • arrive
  • restraint

5. forfeit

noun. ['ˈfɔrfɪt'] something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; .


  • forfeiture


  • inactivity
  • behave