Definition of Forsake

1. Verb. Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch. "Sam cannot forsake Sue "; "The mother deserted her children"

Exact synonyms: Abandon, Desert, Desolate
Generic synonyms: Leave
Specialized synonyms: Expose, Walk Out, Ditch, Maroon, Strand
Derivative terms: Abandonment, Deserter, Deserter, Desertion, Desolation, Forsaking



Definition of Forsake

1. v. t. To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave; as, false friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.

Definition of Forsake

1. Verb. To abandon, to give up, to leave ''(permanently)'', to renounce. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forsake

1. to quit or leave entirely [v -SOOK, -SAKEN, -SAKING, -SAKES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forsake

forprofit
forprofits
forrad
forrader
forrard
forrarder
forray
forrayed
forraying
forrays
forren
forridden
forrill
forrit
forsaid
forsake (current term)
forsaken
forsakenness
forsaker
forsakers
forsakes
forsakest
forsaketh
forsaking
forsay
forsaying
forsays
forsee
forseeable
forseek

Literary usage of Forsake

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1. Ryme-index to the Ellesmere Manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer (1875)
"117/4093. cake, n. obj. forsake, inf. make,я. 444/1289; take, inf. 264/3429 ; ytake, pp. 189/1858. forsake, ยป. make, n. 193/1980; take, inf. 311/285; v. ..."

2. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"The Athenians, I. as the Persian host advanced, resolved to forsake their T^ He}- city, broke up their homes, and, taking to their ships, had been became ..."

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