Antonyms of verb forfeit

1 sense of forfeit

Sense 1
forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego -- (lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property")
       Antonym of claim (Sense 2)
      => claim, lay claim, arrogate -- (demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb forfeit

1 sense of forfeit

Sense 1
forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego -- (lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property")
       => abandon -- (forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot")

Antonyms of adj forfeited

1 sense of forfeited

Sense 1
confiscate, forfeit, forfeited -- (surrendered as a penalty)

INDIRECT (VIA lost) -> won -- (not subject to defeat; "with that move it's a won game")

Similarity of adj forfeited

1 sense of forfeited

Sense 1
confiscate, forfeit, forfeited -- (surrendered as a penalty)
       => lost (vs. won) -- (not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize")

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