Thesaurus

forget

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of forget

  1. 1 to be unable to recall or think of I forget exactly on which street that the house is Synonyms of forget disremember, unlearn Words Related to forget lose, miss; blank; misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over) Near Antonyms of forget remind Antonyms of forget flash back (to), hark back (to), harken back (to), hearken back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], recall, recollect, remember, reminisce (about), think (of)

  2. 2 to fail to give proper attention to she promised not to forget her high school friends after she went off to college Synonyms of forget bypass, disregard, neglect, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Words Related to forget fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimpNear Antonyms of forget appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remarkAntonyms of forget attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  3. 3 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness he forgot the pot boiling on the stove Synonyms of forget neglect, shirkWords Related to forget slack (off)Near Antonyms of forget carry out, do, execute, perform; accomplish, achieve; keep up, maintainAntonyms of forget attend (to), remember

  4. 4 to miss the opportunity or obligation I forgot to call on his birthday Synonyms of forget fail, neglect, omitWords Related to forget disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, pretermit, slight; slide, slip; default; skipNear Antonyms of forget heed, mind, remember; keep, observe; carry out, do, execute, perform, practice (also practise); discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), meet, satisfy; comply (with)

Synonym Discussion of forget

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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