Synonyms and Antonyms of FAIL

to stop functioning <my video camera failed just as I was about to shoot the big moment>
Antonyms start (up)
to be unsuccessful <despite all the publicity, the movie failed miserably at the box office>
Phrases come a cropper, come to grief, come up empty, die on the vine, fall flat, fall on one's face, fall short, lay an egg
to fall short in satisfying the expectation or hope of <although the minor-league franchise continues to fail local fans, hope springs eternal>
Near Antonyms fulfill (or fulfil); gladden
to lose bodily strength or vigor <ever since she reached the age of 90, Grandma has been noticeably failing>
to miss the opportunity or obligation <failed to mention that he had already been paid for the job by the homeowner's wife>
Synonyms fail, forget, omit
Near Antonyms heed, mind, remember; keep, observe; carry out, do, execute, perform, practice (also practise); discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), meet, satisfy; comply (with)
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