verb (used with object), for·sook, for·sak·en, for·sak·ing.
- forrest, nathan bedford,
- forrestal, james vincent,
- forrestier's disease,
Origin of forsake
Examples from the Web for forsake
Every hour, the anthem is played, followed by Orthodox priests intoning prayers and beseeching God not to forsake Ukraine.
But will he be willing to forsake his lucrative gig at Fox News to grind it out on the campaign trail?Who Does the GOP Really Have To Run Against Hillary in 2016?|Myra Adams|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Muhammad assumed this risk because he refused to forsake any opportunity for peace.
The Kremlin will have little choice but to forsake its mega-projects.Hydraulic Fracking's Putting the Screws to Vladimir and Friends|Justin Green|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He understood that to be leisurely is to forsake possibilities, even lives.
Yes; but I don't think I've a right to; not to forsake father.The Lady From The Sea|Henrik Ibsen
If you forsake it and go against it, you reject the authority of God, in doing that which you think he forbids you.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
"We've thought sometimes that you were rather inclined to forsake old friends for their sake," said Rhoda.Abington Abbey|Archibald Marshall
Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable to him.A Thousand Years of Jewish History|Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
Can the husband, the father, the shepherd, the watchman arise and forsake all?Sketches of the Covenanters|J. C. McFeeters
verb -sakes, -saking, -sook (-ˈsʊk) or -saken (-ˈseɪkən) (tr)
Word Origin for forsake
Old English forsacan "object to, decline, oppose, refuse, deny," from for- "completely" + sacan "to deny, refuse" (see sake). Related: Forsaking.