forget

[ fer-get ]
/ fərˈgɛt /

verb (used with object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat [fer-gat]; /fərˈgæt/; for·got·ten [fer-got-n] /fərˈgɒt n/ or for·got; for·get·ting.

verb (used without object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat [fer-gat]; /fərˈgæt/; for·got·ten [fer-got-n] /fərˈgɒt n/ or for·got; for·get·ting.

to cease or omit to think of something.

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Idioms for forget

    forget oneself, to say or do something improper or unbefitting one's rank, position, or character.

Origin of forget

First recorded before 900; for- + get; replacing Middle English foryeten, Old English forg(i)etan; cognate with Old Saxon fargetan, Old High German firgezzan

usage note for forget

Both forgot and forgotten are used as the past participle of forget : Many have already forgot (or forgotten ) the hard times of the Depression. Only forgotten is used attributively: half-forgotten memories.

OTHER WORDS FROM forget

for·get·ta·ble, adjectivefor·get·ter, nounun·for·get·ting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for forget

forget
/ (fəˈɡɛt) /

verb -gets, -getting or -got or -gotten or archaic, dialect -got

Derived forms of forget

forgettable, adjectiveforgetter, noun

Word Origin for forget

Old English forgietan; related to Old Frisian forgeta, Old Saxon fargetan, Old High German firgezzan
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Idioms and Phrases with forget

forget

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