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forsake

[ fawr-seyk ]
/ f蓴r藞se瑟k /
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verb (used with object), for路sook [fawr-sook], /f蓴r藞s蕣k/, for路sak路en, for路sak路ing.
to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert: She has forsaken her country for an island in the South Pacific.
to give up or renounce (a habit, way of life, etc.).
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Origin of forsake

First recorded before 900; Middle English forsaken 鈥渢o deny, reject,鈥 Old English forsacan, equivalent to for- prefix meaning 鈥渁way, off鈥 + sacan 鈥渢o dispute鈥; see for-

synonym study for forsake

1. See desert2.

OTHER WORDS FROM forsake

for路sak路er, nounun路for路sak路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for forsake

forsake
/ (f蓹藞se瑟k) /

verb -sakes, -saking, -sook (-藞s蕣k) or -saken (-藞se瑟k蓹n) (tr)
to abandon
to give up (something valued or enjoyed)

Derived forms of forsake

forsaker, noun

Word Origin for forsake

Old English forsacan
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