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forget

for·get

forget

 
pronunciation:
fr get
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
forget oneself
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: forgets, forgetting, forgot, forgotten
definition 1: to fail or lose the ability to recall.
I keep forgetting his name.
antonyms:
recollect, remember, retain
definition 2: to no longer have memories of.
She has forgotten most of her childhood before the war.How could you forget playing stickball when we were kids?I will never forget trying to ice skate for the first time.
antonyms:
remember
definition 3: to neglect inadvertently because of lack of attention (often fol. by an infinitive).
I forgot to pay the electric bill, so now I have to pay a late fee.I forgot the bathroom rug when I did the laundry last week.Don't forget your manners! This is a nice restaurant!
antonyms:
remember
definition 4: to leave behind inadvertently.
Can I borrow your cell phone? I forgot mine at home.
antonyms:
remember
definition 5: to neglect to mention.
I forgot the most important thing: I have a job interview next week!
definition 6: to no longer care about or take care of.
He ran off with this woman and forgot his family.She's forgotten her appearance since she became ill.
antonyms:
tend
similar words:
ignore, neglect
definition 7: to put out of one's mind; to rid oneself of a memory or memories.
She could never forget the horror of that day when they took her mother away.
definition 8: to give up on.
Forget trying to fix the pipes yourself; you need to call a plumber!We'll have to forget the party; the weather is too bad to drive up there.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to fail to remember a thing or something concerning it (usu. fol. by about).
Did you forget about the party tonight?I completely forgot about that old tree in my grandparents' yard.
definition 2: to lose information that is stored in memory, or to be unable to store new information.
He's old now and forgets easily.
antonyms:
recollect
phrase: forget oneself
derivation: forgettable (adj.)