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forsake

Synonyms and Antonyms of forsake

to cause to remain behind

  • forsaking most of our possessions, we evacuated just before the hurricane struck
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Phrases Synonymous with forsake

walk away from, walk out on

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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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