verb (past forsook /-ˈso͝ok/; past participle forsaken /-ˈsākən/)[with object] chiefly • literary
- 1Abandon (someone or something): he would never forsake TaraMore example sentences
- But at some point in life, you must abandon books, forsake the forewarning words of others, and find out for yourself.
- Will the one who brought them into the land abandon and forsake them now?
- If back in '64 the system seemed to have abandoned and forsaken people, what of now?
- 1.1Renounce or give up (something valued or pleasant): I won’t forsake my vegetarian principlesMore example sentences
- The track counsels people to guard against forsaking their traditional values for foreign ones.
- But their hi-tech approach doesn't forsake the old values.
- She forsook her suitors and renounced the comforts of her family home.