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forget

verb

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1 to be unable to recall or think of
  • I forget exactly on which street that the house is

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2 to fail to give proper attention to
  • she promised not to forget her high school friends after she went off to college

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3 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness
  • he forgot the pot boiling on the stove

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4 to miss the opportunity or obligation
  • I forgot to call on his birthday

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neglect, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget mean to pass over without giving due attention. neglect implies giving insufficient attention to something that merits one's attention. habitually neglected his studies disregard suggests voluntary inattention. disregarded the wishes of his family ignore implies a failure to regard something obvious. ignored the snide remark overlook suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care. in my rush I overlooked a key example slight implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting. slighted several major authors in her survey forget may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one's mind. forget what others say

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The first known use of forget was before the 12th century

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“Forget.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forget. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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