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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb forget has 4 senses


forgetv. t. [OE. forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan, forgitan; pref. for- + gietan, gitan (only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G. vergessen, Sw. förgäta, Dan. forgiette. See For-, and Get, v. t.].
  •  To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits."  [1913 Webster]
    "Let my right hand forget her cunning."  [1913 Webster]
    "Hath thy knee forget to bow?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect.  [1913 Webster]
    "Can a woman forget her sucking child? . . . Yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee."  [1913 Webster]
To forget one's self. (a) To become unmindful of one's own personality; to be lost in thought. (b) To be entirely unselfish. (c) To be guilty of what is unworthy of one; to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control.


forget, v. (forgetting; past forgot; past part. forgotten or esp. US forgot)
1 tr. & (often foll. by about) intr. lose the remembrance of; not remember (a person or thing).
2 tr. (foll. by clause or to + infin.) not remember; neglect (forgot to come; forgot how to do it).
3 tr. inadvertently omit to bring or mention or attend to.
4 tr. (also absol.) put out of mind; cease to think of (forgive and forget).

forget-me-not any plant of the genus Myosotis, esp. M. alpestris with small yellow-eyed bright blue flowers. forget oneself
1 neglect one's own interests.
2 act unbecomingly or unworthily.
forgettable adj. forgetter n.
OE forgietan f. WG (as FOR-, GET)



abandon, blink at, blow up, brush aside, brush off, bury the hatchet, charge off, charge to experience, consign to oblivion, discount, dismiss, disregard, draw a blank, drop the subject, fail, fluff, forget about it, forget it, forgive and forget, ignore, lay aside, leave behind, let it go, let it pass, let slip, lose, lose sight of, not remember, omit, overlook, overpass, push aside, put aside, set aside, shrug off, slight, sneeze at, think nothing of, thrust aside, turn away from, write off




VB be inattentive, overlook, disregard, pass by, not observe, think little of, close one's eyes to, shut one's eyes to, pay no attention to, dismiss from one's thoughts, discard from one's thoughts, discharge from one's thoughts, dismiss from one's mind, discard from one's mind, discharge from one's mind, drop the subject, think no more of, set aside, turn aside, put aside, turn away from, turn one's attention from, turn a deaf ear to, turn one's back upon, abstract oneself, dream, indulge in reverie, escape notice, escape attention, come in at one ear and go out at the other, forget, call off the attention, draw off the attention, call away the attention, divert the attention, distract the mind, put out of one's head, disconcert, discompose, put out, confuse, perplex, bewilder, moider, fluster, muddle, dazzle, throw a sop to Cerberus.


VB be negligent, take no care of &c (take care of), neglect, let slip, let go, lay aside, set aside, cst aside, put aside, keep out of sight, put out of sight, lose sight of, overlook, disregard, pass over, pas by, let pass, blink, wink at, connive at, gloss over, take no note of, take no thought of, take no account of, take no notice of, pay no regard to, laisser aller, scamp, trifle, fribble, do by halves, cut, slight, play with, trifle with, slur, skim, skim the surface, effleurer, take a cursory view of, slur over, skip over, jump over, slip over, pretermit, miss, skip, jump, omit, give the go-by to, push aside, pigeonhole, shelve, sink, table, ignore, shut one's eyes to, refuse to hear, turn a deaf ear to, leave out of one's calculation, not attend to, not mind, not trouble oneself about, not trouble one's head about, not trouble oneself with, forget, be caught napping, leave a loose thread, let the grass grow under one's feet, render neglectful, put off one's guard, throw off one's guard, distract, divert.


VB forget, be forgetful, fall into oblivion, sink into oblivion, have a short memory, have no head, forget one's own name, have on the tip of one's tongue, come in one ear and go out the other, slip memory, escape memory, fade from memory, die away from the memory, lose, lose sight of, fail to recall, not be able to recall, unlearn, efface, discharge from the memory, consign to oblivion, consign to the tomb of the Capulets, think no more of, cast behind one's back, wean one's thoughts from, let bygones be bygones.

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