verb for·get \fər-ˈget, fr-\

: to be unable to think of or remember (something)

: to fail to remember to bring or take (something)

: to stop thinking or caring about (someone)

for·got\-ˈgät\for·got·ten\-ˈgä-tən\ or for·gotfor·get·ting

Full Definition of FORGET

transitive verb
a :  to lose the remembrance of :  be unable to think of or recall <I forget his name>
b obsolete :  to cease from doing
:  to treat with inattention or disregard <forgot their old friends>
a :  to disregard intentionally :  overlook —usually used in the imperative <I shouldn't have said that, so just forget it>
b :  to give up hope for or expectation of —usually used in the imperative <as for prompt service, forget it>
intransitive verb
:  to cease remembering or noticing <forgive and forget>
:  to fail to become mindful at the proper time <forgot about paying the bill>
for·get·ter noun
forget oneself
:  to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control

Examples of FORGET

  1. I keep forgetting her name.
  2. The pain and misery are impossible to forget.
  3. She forgot how to set up the tent.
  4. I'll never forget the first time we met.
  5. Don't forget that you have to turn off the light when you leave.
  6. Did you pay the bill? I forgot.
  7. He's now a forgotten hero.
  8. He's a forgotten man in the world of politics.
  9. If you're hoping to hear from him soon, forget it, it's not going to happen.
  10. Forget about finding a way to escape—there's no way out of here.

Origin of FORGET

Middle English, from Old English forgietan, from for- + -gietan (akin to Old Norse geta to get)
First Known Use: before 12th century


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