Synonyms of lose in English:

lose


See definition of lose

verb

1‘I've lost my watch’

SYNONYMS
mislay, misplace, be unable to find
drop, forget, overlook, lose track of, leave, leave behind, fail to keep, fail to retain, fail to keep sight of
ANTONYMS

find

2‘he's lost a lot of blood but his life is not in danger’

SYNONYMS
be deprived of, suffer the loss of, no longer have, stop having
ANTONYMS

regain

3‘by this time the fans had managed to lose the police’

SYNONYMS
escape from, evade, elude, dodge, avoid, give someone the slip, shake off, throw off, throw off the scent, duck, get rid of
leave behind, outdistance, outstrip, outrun, outpace, get ahead of
informal ditch
archaic bilk

4‘she still sometimes loses her way in the maze’

SYNONYMS
stray from, wander from, depart from, go astray from, fail to keep to, fail to keep in sight
get lost, lose one's bearings

5‘he never lost an opportunity to poke fun at her’

SYNONYMS
neglect, waste, squander, fail to grasp, fail to take, fail to take advantage of, let pass, miss, forfeit, give up, ignore, disregard
informal pass up, lose out on

6‘Leeds lost twice to Rangers in the European Cup’

SYNONYMS
be defeated, be beaten, suffer defeat, be the loser, be conquered, be vanquished, be trounced, be worsted, be bested by, get the worst, have the worst, come off second-best, lose out, fail, come to grief, meet one's Waterloo
informal come a cropper, go down, take a licking

Phrases

    lose out

    ‘the town has lost out on a major tourist opportunity’


    SYNONYMS

    be unable to take advantage of, fail to benefit from

    be unsuccessful, be defeated, be the loser, be disadvantaged

    informal

    miss out on

    lose out to

    ‘Celtic have lost out to rivals Rangers’


    SYNONYMS

    be defeated by, be beaten by, be conquered by, be vanquished by, be trounced by, be worsted by, be bested by, be beaten into second place by