- 1forsake somebody/something (for somebody/something) to leave someone or something, especially when you have a responsibility to stay synonym abandon He had made it clear to his wife that he would never forsake her.
- 2 forsake something (for somebody/something) to stop doing something, or leave something, especially something that you enjoy synonym renounce She forsook the glamor of the city and went to live in the wilds of Montana. see also godforsaken
NAmE//fərˈseɪk//(literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forsake
he / she / it forsakes
past simple forsook
past participle forsaken
-ing form forsaking