Definition of forget
forgotplay \fər-ˈgät, fȯr-\;
forgottenplay \fər-ˈgä-tən, fȯr-\ or
1a : to lose the remembrance of : be unable to think of or recall I forget his nameb obsolete : to cease from doing
2 : to treat with inattention or disregard forgot their old friends He's now a forgotten hero.
3a : to disregard intentionally : overlook —usually used in the imperative I shouldn't have said that, so just forget itb : to give up hope for or expectation of —usually used in the imperative as for prompt service, forget it
1 : to cease remembering or noticing forgive and forget
2 : to fail to become mindful at the proper time forgot about paying the bill
: to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control She forgot herself because of the liquor she had drunk. So infuriated him that he forgot himself and had a tantrum.
Examples of forget in a Sentence
I keep forgetting her name.
The pain and misery are impossible to forget.
She forgot how to set up the tent.
I'll never forget the first time we met.
Don't forget that you have to turn off the light when you leave.
“Did you pay the bill?” “I forgot.”
He's now a forgotten hero.
He's a forgotten man in the world of politics.
If you're hoping to hear from him soon, forget it, it's not going to happen.
Forget about finding a way to escape—there's no way out of here.
Recent Examples of forget from the Web
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In 376 of those deaths, or 54 percent, an investigation concluded that the child was simply forgotten by its caregiver.
As Sue Corbett reports for Publisher’s Weekly, the manuscript for an unpublished children’s book was recently discovered in Sendak’s archives, where it had lain forgotten for 20 years.
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Forget about parking the kids in front of an iPad this summer.
And, of course, not to be forgotten, the GOP plans would delete a 10 percent tax on the use of tanning beds.
Never forget that Yelich is a dead ringer for John Frances Daley from Freaks and Geeks.
That is, the browser will try to do a revocation check, but if the response doesn't come back, or doesn't come back in a short period of time, the browser will simply forget about it.
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Origin and Etymology of forget
Middle English, from Old English forgietan, from for- + -gietan (akin to Old Norse geta to get)
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of forget
FORGET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forget for English Language Learners
: 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)
FORGET Defined for Kids
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