[syn: forget, leave]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his
benefits. --Ps. ciii. 2.
Let my right hand forget her cunning. --Ps. cxxxvii.
Hath thy knee forget to bow? --Shak.
2. To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to
Can a woman forget her sucking child? . . . Yes,
they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. --Is.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury
these unpleasant memories" [syn: forget, bury] [ant:
remember, think of]
2: be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are
blocking the name of your first wife!" [syn: forget,
block, blank out, draw a blank] [ant: call back,
call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve,
3: forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of
the board to the meeting!" [ant: bear in mind, mind]
4: leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the
restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the
doors" [syn: forget, leave]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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,