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Definition of FORGET

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Forget \For*get"\, v. t. [imp. {Forgot}({Forgat}, Obs.); p. p. {Forgotten}, {Forgot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forgetting}.] [OE. forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan, forgitan; pref. for- + gietan, gitan (only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G. vergessen, Sw. f["o]rg[aum]ta, Dan. forgiette. See {For-}, and {Get}, v. t.]
     1. To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing. [1913 Webster]

              Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.                             --Ps. ciii. 2. [1913 Webster]

              Let my right hand forget her cunning. --Ps. cxxxvii.
                                                    5. [1913 Webster]

              Hath thy knee forget to bow?          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect. [1913 Webster]

              Can a woman forget her sucking child? . . . Yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. --Is. xlix. 15. [1913 Webster]

     {To forget one's self}.
        (a) To become unmindful of one's own personality; to be lost in thought. (b) To be entirely unselfish. (c) To be guilty of what is unworthy of one; to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "forget":
     abandon, blink at, blow up, brush aside, brush off, bury the hatchet, charge off, charge to experience, consign to oblivion, discount, dismiss, disregard, draw a blank, drop the subject, fail, fluff, forget about it, forget it, forgive and forget, ignore, lay aside, leave behind, let it go, let it pass, let slip, lose, lose sight of, not remember, omit, overlook, overpass, push aside, put aside, set aside, shrug off, slight, sneeze at, think nothing of, thrust aside, turn away from, write off


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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