Definitions for: Forget

[v] be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
[v] dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "i tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
[v] leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"
[v] forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"

Webster (1913) Definition: For*get", v. t. [imp. Forgot(Forgat, Obs.); p. p.
Forgotten, Forgot; p. pr. & vb. n. Forgetting.] [OE.
forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan, forgitan; pref. for- +
gietan, gitan (only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G.
vergessen, Sw. f["o]rg["a]ta, Dan. forgiette. See For-, and
Get, v. t.]
1. 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.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his
benefits. --Ps. ciii. 2.

Let y right hand forget her cunning. --Ps. cxxxvii.

Hath thy knee forget to bow? --Shak.

2. To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to

Can a woman forget her sucking child? . . . Yes,
they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. --Is.
xlix. 15.

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.

Synonyms: blank out, block, bury, draw a blank, leave

Antonyms: bear in mind, call back, call up, mind, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think, think of

See Also: drop, leave out, lose, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit, repress, suppress, unlearn

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