Antonyms for lose:

keep, gather, succeed, win, break even, find, achieve.

Synonyms for lose:

Sense 2 (noun)

gain, waste.

Sense 4 (noun)

go down, spend, concede, surrender, go out, submit, roll over, squander, appease, bomb out of, give away.

Sense 6 (noun)

evade, elude, shake.

Sense 8 (noun)

slip away, do without.

Sense 9 (noun)

slim down, put on, sweat off, trim down, stay off, fill out, fat camp, plump out, fatten up.

Sense 10 (noun)

tick, strike, tick away.

lose (noun)

misplace, turn a loss, recede, suffer, miss, fall behind, drop off, mislay, fall back.

bomb (verb)


change (verb)


clear (verb)

erase, unload.

contract (verb)

omit, decrease, fall away, recede, shrink, weaken.

cost (verb)


displace (verb)


divest (verb)


fail (verb)

blunder, collapse, fall, flounder, falter, flop, flunk, fail, bust, stumble.

forget (verb)

elapse, obliterate, neglect, erase, blank, forget, omit, overlook.

give up (verb)

kiss goodbye.

lose (verb)

elude, waste, fall, squander, dispossess, miss, forget, debit, shrink, deplete, dissipate, kiss goodbye, surrender, misspend, misplace, suffer, slip away, erode, fail, forfeit, decrease, evade, dissolve, drop, shake, decrement, divest, exhaust.

Sense 1

recover, miscarry, remember, replace, waste away, go out to, fatten up, appease, bomb out of, plump out, slip away, fat camp, weaken.

Sense 2

slim down, trim down, reap, run-through, do without, work off, sweat off, waste, fill out, tick away, roll over.

Sense 3

horse, stay off, evade, elude, go out.

Sense 4

go down, submit, give away, concede, surrender.

Sense 5


Sense 6


Sense 8


Sense 22



fall away, recede.


drop off.

fall behind

drop behind, fall behind.

let go of

part with.

run out

waste away.



Usage examples for lose:

  • I won't lose it. - "Sisters Three", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  • I can not lose him- I can not give him up. - "Dora Thorne", Charlotte M. Braeme.
  • It's a hard thing, said Miss Quincey, to lose a friend. - "Superseded", May Sinclair.

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