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forsake Explained

forsake at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[fɔ'seık]

forsake at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(forsaken)
(forsook)

forsake at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. forsacan "decline, refuse," from for- "completely" + sacan "to deny, refuse" (see sake). ///

forsake at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense forsook /-s[hA35E]k/// past participle forsaken /-se[hA366]k[hA353]n/ [T] formal // [Language: Old English; Origin: forsacan]//
1 to leave someone, especially when you should stay because they need you: abandon// --children forsaken by their parents//
2 to stop doing, using, or having something that you enjoy: give up// --She will never forsake her vegetarian principles.//
3 to leave a place, especially when you do not want to: --He has forsaken his native Finland to live in Britain.// godforsaken//

forsake at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "forsake":
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

forsake at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Relinquishment): relinquish, give up, surrender, yield, abandon, desert, forsake, leave in the lurch, abandon, secede from, withdraw from, back out of, leave, quit, take leave of, resign, renounce, forego, discard, desist, stop, cease.

forsake at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(literary)
1 to leave sb/sth, especially when you have a responsibility to stay:
He had made it clear to his wife that he would never forsake her.
2 to stop doing sth, or leave sth, especially sth that you enjoy:
She forsook the glamour of the city and went to live in the wilds of Scotland.
see also GODFORSAKEN

Forsake at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Forsake \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.
30.

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}.

forsake at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

forsake
v : leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the
lurch; "The mother deserted her children" [syn: {abandon},
{desolate}, {desert}]
[also: {forsook}, {forsaken}]

forsake at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » forsaken||to reject, deny|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » forsacan||to dispute, quarrel, refuse, oppose|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » farsakanan||to renounce|lang=gem-pro, equivalent to Inter: prefix » for|sake. Akin to Middle High German Inter: term » versachen||to deny|lang=gmh, Danish Inter: term » forsage||to give up|lang=da, Inter: etyl » no|- Inter: term » forsake||to give up, renounce|lang=no, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » försaka||to give up, to be without|lang=sv, Gothic {{term|