Antonyms of verb lose

5 of 11 senses of lose

Sense 1
lose -- (fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat")
       Antonym of keep (Sense 3)
      => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 2
lose -- (fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war")
       Antonym of win (Sense 1)
      => win -- (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game")

Sense 5
lose -- (miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!")
       Antonym of find (Sense 3)
      => find, regain -- (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!")

Sense 7
lose, turn a loss -- (fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year")
       Antonym of profit (Sense 2)
      => profit, turn a profit -- (make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger")
       Antonym of break even (Sense 1)
      => break even -- (make neither profit nor loss)

Sense 8
lose -- (fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad")
       Antonym of win (Sense 2)
      => acquire, win, gain -- (win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance")

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

11 senses of lose

Sense 1
lose -- (fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat")

Sense 2
lose -- (fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war")

Sense 3
lose -- (suffer the loss of a person through death or removal; "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her")
       => suffer -- (experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers")

Sense 4
misplace, mislay, lose -- (place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 5
lose -- (miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!")

Sense 6
lose -- (allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light")

Sense 7
lose, turn a loss -- (fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year")

Sense 8
lose -- (fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad")

Sense 9
fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede -- (retreat)
       => regress, retrograde, retrogress -- (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)

Sense 10
miss, lose -- (fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said")

Sense 11
suffer, lose -- (be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation")
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

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