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for·sake

 (fôr-sāk′, fər-)
tr.v. for·sook (-so͝ok′), for·sak·en (-sā′kən), for·sak·ing, for·sakes
1. To give up (something formerly held dear); renounce: forsook liquor.
2. To leave altogether; abandon: forsook Hollywood and returned to the legitimate stage.

[Middle English forsaken, from Old English forsacan; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

forsake

(fəˈseɪk)
vb (tr) , -sakes, -saking, -sook (-ˈsʊk) or -saken (-ˈseɪkən)
1. to abandon
2. to give up (something valued or enjoyed)
[Old English forsacan]
forˈsaker n

for•sake

(fɔrˈseɪk)

v.t. -sook, -sak•en, -sak•ing.
1. to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert: to forsake one's family.
2. to give up or renounce (a habit, way of life, etc.); forgo.
[before 900; Middle English: to deny, reject, Old English forsacan (c. Old Saxon forsakan, Old High German firsahhan)]
for•sak′er, n.

forsake


Past participle: forsaken
Gerund: forsaking

Imperative
forsake
forsake
Present
I forsake
you forsake
he/she/it forsakes
we forsake
you forsake
they forsake
Preterite
I forsook
you forsook
he/she/it forsook
we forsook
you forsook
they forsook
Present Continuous
I am forsaking
you are forsaking
he/she/it is forsaking
we are forsaking
you are forsaking
they are forsaking
Present Perfect
I have forsaken
you have forsaken
he/she/it has forsaken
we have forsaken
you have forsaken
they have forsaken
Past Continuous
I was forsaking
you were forsaking
he/she/it was forsaking
we were forsaking
you were forsaking
they were forsaking
Past Perfect
I had forsaken
you had forsaken
he/she/it had forsaken
we had forsaken
you had forsaken
they had forsaken
Future
I will forsake
you will forsake
he/she/it will forsake
we will forsake
you will forsake
they will forsake
Future Perfect
I will have forsaken
you will have forsaken
he/she/it will have forsaken
we will have forsaken
you will have forsaken
they will have forsaken
Future Continuous
I will be forsaking
you will be forsaking
he/she/it will be forsaking
we will be forsaking
you will be forsaking
they will be forsaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forsaking
you have been forsaking
he/she/it has been forsaking
we have been forsaking
you have been forsaking
they have been forsaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forsaking
you will have been forsaking
he/she/it will have been forsaking
we will have been forsaking
you will have been forsaking
they will have been forsaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forsaking
you had been forsaking
he/she/it had been forsaking
we had been forsaking
you had been forsaking
they had been forsaking
Conditional
I would forsake
you would forsake
he/she/it would forsake
we would forsake
you would forsake
they would forsake
Past Conditional
I would have forsaken
you would have forsaken
he/she/it would have forsaken
we would have forsaken
you would have forsaken
they would have forsaken
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forsake - leave someone who needs or counts on youforsake - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
leave - go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"
expose - abandon by leaving out in the open air; "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
walk out - leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval; "She walked out on her husband and children"
ditch - forsake; "ditch a lover"
maroon, strand - leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned"

forsake

verb
1. desert, leave, abandon, quit, strand, jettison, repudiate, cast off, disown, jilt, throw over, leave in the lurch I still love him and would never forsake him.
2. give up, set aside, relinquish, forgo, kick (informal), yield, surrender, renounce, have done with, stop using, abdicate, stop having, turn your back on, forswear She forsook her notebook for new technology.
3. abandon, leave, go away from, take your leave of He has no plans to forsake the hills.

forsake

verb
To give up or leave without intending to return or claim again:
Translations
يَهْجُر، يَتَخَلّى عن
opustit
forladesvigte
hylätä
yfirgefa, hverfa frá
apleisti
atstātpamest
terketmek

forsake

[fəˈseɪk] (forsook (pt) (forsaken (pp))) VT (= abandon) → abandonar; (= give up) [+ plan] → renunciar a; [+ belief] → renegar de

forsake

[fərˈseɪk] [forsook] [fərˈsʊk] (pt) [forsaken] [fərˈseɪkən] (pp) vtabandonner

forsake

pret <forsook> ptp <forsaken>
vtverlassen; bad habitsaufgeben, entsagen (+dat) (geh); his charm never forsakes himsein Charme lässt ihn nie im Stich

forsake

[fəˈseɪk] (forsook (pt) (forsaken (pp))) vt (person) → abbandonare; (place) → lasciare

forsake

(fəˈseik) past tense forsook (fəˈsuk) : past participle forˈsaken verb
to leave alone; to abandon. He was forsaken by his friends.
References in classic literature ?
Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes," I murmured, as I undrew the bolt and passed out.
When yet but a short space, and those fair features will be no longer animated by the bold and buoyant spirit which forsakes them not even in sleep
My child," returned Monte Cristo "you know full well that whenever we part, it will be no fault or wish of mine; the tree forsakes not the flower -- the flower falls from the tree.
The moment that the peasant forsakes his life of toil pure and simple for the leisured existence of the landowning classes, he becomes intolerable.
For it is to be considered that this passion of which we speak, though it begin with the young, yet forsakes not the old, or rather suffers no one who is truly its servant to grow old, but makes the aged participators of it not less than the tender maiden, though in a different and nobler sort.
His feelings are forever on the stretch; and when he begins to sink into repose, he finds himself obliged to quit that on which he rests in pleasure for something new, which again engages his attention, and which also he forsakes for other novelties.
Some fifty years ago there was a curious case of whale-trover litigated in England, wherein the plaintiffs set forth that after a hard chase of a whale in the Northern seas; and when indeed they (the plaintiffs) had succeeded in harpooning the fish; they were at last, through peril of their lives, obliged to forsake not only their lines, but their boat itself.
The very "marks" on the bottom of a piece of rare crockery are able to throw me into a gibbering ecstasy; and I could forsake a drowning relative to help dispute about whether the stopple of a departed Buon Retiro scent-bottle was genuine or spurious.
There are wives who forsake their husbands and--and go off with a handsomer man, as the poet says; and mine, mine, alas