Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
       

for·get

forget

 
 
pronunciation:
fr get
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
forget oneself
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Grammatical Patterns
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.He'd forgotten how to play the game.[verb + WH/whether + infinitive ] I forgot why I came into this room just now.[verb + WH/whether/if + clause ]
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?[verb + gerund ] I will never forget trying to ice skate for the first time.[verb + gerund ]
antonyms:
remember
definition 3: to neglect inadvertently because of lack of attention.
I forgot to pay the electric bill, so now I have to pay a late fee.[verb + infinitive ] 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![verb + gerund ] We'll have to forget the picnic; the weather is too bad.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to fail to remember a thing or something concerning it (usually followed 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
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
phrase: forget oneself
derivation: forgettable (adj.)