verb (used with object), for·sook, for·sak·en, for·sak·ing.
Origin of forsake
Synonyms for forsake
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
verb -sakes, -saking, -sook (-ˈsʊk) or -saken (-ˈseɪkən) (tr)
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.