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forsake

for·sake

forsake

 
pronunciation:
for seIk [or] fr seIk
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: forsaken, forsakes, forsaking, forsook
definition 1: to abandon or desert.
He begged the others not to forsake him on the island.Forsaking his youthful companions, he settled down to work.
synonyms:
abandon, desert
antonyms:
stick by
similar words:
betray, depart, flee, jilt, leave, maroon, quit, turn one's back on
definition 2: to give up or renounce.
He forsook smoking, but not drinking.
synonyms:
abandon, forgo, forswear, leave off, quit, renounce
similar words:
abdicate, abjure, drop, let down, relinquish