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forsake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of forsake

  1. to cause to remain behind forsaking most of our possessions, we evacuated just before the hurricane struck Synonyms of forsake abandon, desert, leave, maroon, quit, strandWords Related to forsake discard, ditch, dump, fling, jettison, junk, scrap, shed, shuck (off), throw away, throw out; deliver, give up, hand over, relinquish, surrender, yield; escape, retreat (from), take off (from), vacate, withdraw (from); abjure, cut off, disown, reject, renounce, repudiate, separate (from); sacrifice; distance; disregard, forget, ignore, neglectNear Antonyms of forsake harbor, have, hold, keep, own, possess, reserve, retain, withhold; redeem, rescue, saveAntonyms of forsake reclaim

Synonym Discussion of forsake

abandon, desert, forsake mean to leave without intending to return. abandon suggests that the thing or person left may be helpless without protection.
    • abandoned children
desert implies that the object left may be weakened but not destroyed by one's absence.
    • a deserted town
forsake suggests an action more likely to bring impoverishment or bereavement to that which is forsaken than its exposure to physical dangers.
    • a forsaken lover


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