AskDefine | Define forsake

Dictionary Definition

forsake v : leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children" [syn: abandon, desolate, desert] [also: forsook, forsaken]

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  • /'foɻseɪk/
  • Rhymes: -eɪk


  1. To abandon.


to abandon


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandon, abdicate, back out, be unfaithful, beg off, break faith, cast off, chuck, cry off, deny, depart, depart from, desert, discard, drop out, evacuate, fail, flee, forgo, forswear, give up, go back on, have done with, jettison, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, maroon, pass the buck, pull out, quit, quit cold, recant, reject, relinquish, renege, renounce, repudiate, resign, say goodbye to, shift the blame, shift the responsibility, stand down, surrender, take leave of, throw over, vacate, withdraw, yield
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