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forsaking at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Forsaking 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.

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}.

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

n 1: the act of forsaking [syn: {giving up}]
2: the act of giving something up [syn: {abandonment}, {desertion}]

forsaking at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: present participle of » forsake


    * asking for

  • Translation: de » forsaking
    Translation: et » forsaking
    Translation: fr » forsaking
    Translation: hu » forsaking
    Translation: fi » forsaking
    Translation: sv » forsaking
    Translation: vi » forsaking