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Definition of forsake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forsake
    he / she / it forsakes
    past simple forsook
    past participle forsaken
    -ing form forsaking
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  1. 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. 2forsake 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
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