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for·feit

forfeit

 
 
pronunciation:
for fiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: something demanded or given up as a penalty for not acting as required by law, contract, or rules.
They had to pay a fine as a forfeit because they broke the law.
similar words:
damages, fine
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: forfeits, forfeiting, forfeited
definition 1: to be made to give up as a penalty or fine.
She forfeited her driver's license because she was caught speeding three times.
similar words:
forsake, lose, release, surrender, yield
definition 2: to lose or give up because of not following a rule, law, or contract.
Our team forfeited the game because we arrived too late.
 
synonyms:
surrender
similar words:
hand over, lose, release, yield
derivations: forfeitable (adj.), forfeiter (n.)