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Synonyms for lapse

Noun

1. oversight, lapse, mistake, error, fault
usage: a mistake resulting from inattention
2. lapse, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
usage: a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a lapse of three weeks between letters"
3. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, failure
usage: a failure to maintain a higher state

Verb

1. sink, pass, lapse, move
usage: pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"
2. lapse, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
usage: end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"
3. lapse, backslide, slip, drop off, drop away, fall away
usage: drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
4. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back, revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back
usage: go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
5. lapse, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego
usage: let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
6. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
usage: pass by; "three years elapsed"
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