Synonyms for (verb) lose

Synonyms: suffer, lose

Definition: be set at a disadvantage

Usage: This author really suffers in translation

Similar words: worsen, decline

Definition: grow worse

Usage: Conditions in the slum worsened


Synonyms: drop off, recede, lose, fall back, fall behind

Definition: retreat

Similar words: regress, retrograde, retrogress

Definition: get worse or fall back to a previous condition


Synonyms: lose, mislay, misplace

Definition: place (something) where one cannot find it again

Usage: I misplaced my eyeglasses

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: lose

Definition: suffer the loss of a person through death or removal

Usage: She lost her husband in the war; The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her

Similar words: suffer

Definition: experience (emotional) pain

Usage: Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers