- a simple past tense of forsake.
- 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.).
Origin of forsake
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Related Words for forsookrelinquish, quit, spurn, renounce, repudiate, forgo, forswear, disown, jettison, disclaim, abdicate, jilt, yield, leave, resign, surrender, desert
Examples from the Web for forsook
Historical Examples of forsook
And he obeyed her, forsook his unfinished tea and hurried away to the chapel.In a Little Town
I forsook the fountain of living water when I left off prayer.The Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
In 1773 he came to America, forsook the sea and settled in Virginia.South American Fights and Fighters
Cyrus Townsend Brady
We forsook all trade with the white men, and forgot their tongue.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)
James Athearn Jones
You forsook him when his sight was failing; you made his life very desolate.Romola
- the past tense of forsake
- to abandon
- to give up (something valued or enjoyed)
Word Origin for forsake
past tense of forsake.
Old English forsacan "object to, decline, oppose, refuse, deny," from for- "completely" + sacan "to deny, refuse" (see sake). Related: Forsaking.