Forsake 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. [1913 Webster]

If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments. --Ps. lxxxix. 30. [1913 Webster]

2. To renounce; to reject; to refuse. [1913 Webster]

If you forsake the offer of their love. --Shak.

Syn: To abandon; quit; desert; fail; relinquish; give up; renounce; reject. See {Abandon}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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