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Definition of "forsake" []

  • To give up (something formerly held dear); renounce: forsook liquor. (verb-transitive)
  • To leave altogether; abandon: forsook Hollywood and returned to the legitimate stage. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forsake" in a sentence
  • "But if ye fain forsake, I’ll requite till quits we cry!"
  • "And if ye fain forsake, I’ll requite till quits we cry!"
  • "That of Jonah ii. 8 is concerning such as forsake the true"