Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Forsake (Page: 588)

For*sake" (?), v. t. [imp. Forsook (?); p. p. Forsaken (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Forsaking.] [AS. forsacan to oppose, refuse; for- + sacan to contend, strive; akin to Goth. sakan. See For-, and Sake.]

1. To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave; as, false friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.

If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments. Ps. lxxxix. 30.

2. To renounce; to reject; to refuse.

If you forsake the offer of their love. Shak.
Syn. -- To abandon; quit; desert; fail; relinquish; give up; renounce; reject. See Abandon.