Forsake - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fərˈseɪk|  American pronunciation of the word forsake
Brit.  |fəˈseɪk|  British pronunciation of the word forsake
irregular verb:  p.t. — forsook  p.p. — forsaken


- leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch (syn: abandon, desert, desolate)


...forsaking most of our possessions, we evacuated just before the hurricane struck...

Friends have forsaken her.

I don't want him to feel forsaken and unhappy.

But that didn't make her forsake her ideals.

He forsook the theater for politics.

She will never forsake her vegetarian principles.

He has forsaken his native Finland to live in Britain.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: forsake
he/she/it: forsakes
present participle: forsaking
past tense: forsook
past participle: forsaken
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