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Meaning of FORSAKE

Pronunciation:  for'seyk

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

FORSAKE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: abandon, desert, desolate
 See Also: ditch, expose, leave, maroon, strand, walk out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For*sake"\, v. t. [imp. {Forsook}; p. p. {Forsaken}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Forsaking}.] [AS. forsacan to oppose, refuse;
for- + sacan to contend, strive; akin to Goth. sakan. See
{For-}, and {Sake}.]
1. 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.

         If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my
         judgments.                            --Ps. lxxxix.

2. To renounce; to reject; to refuse.

         If you forsake the offer of their love. --Shak.

Syn: To abandon; quit; desert; fail; relinquish; give up;
     renounce; reject. See {Abandon}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, abdicate, back out, be unfaithful, beg off, break faith, cast off, chuck, cry off, deny, depart, depart from, desert, discard, drop out, evacuate, fail, flee, forgo, forswear, give up, go back on, have done with, jettison, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, maroon, pass the buck, pull out, quit, quit cold, recant, reject, relinquish, renege, renounce, repudiate, resign, say goodbye to, shift the blame, shift the responsibility, stand down, surrender, take leave of, throw over, vacate, withdraw, yield