- The definition of forget is to not remember, or to lose information from the mind.
- An example of forget is to leave your jacket at a friend’s house.
- An example of forget is to be unable to remember your first kiss.
- To forget is defined as to let a memory or a feeling go away.
An example of forget is to stop holding a grudge against a brother.
forget definition by Webster's New World
- to lose (facts, knowledge, etc.) from the mind; fail to recall; be unable to remember
- to fail to do, bring, etc. as because of carelessness; overlook, omit, or neglect unintentionally: don't forget to write
- to overlook, omit, or neglect intentionally: let's forget our differences
Origin: Middle English forgeten ; from Old English forgietan (see for- and amp; get): origin, originally sense, to fail to hold
forget definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb for·got , for·got·ten or for·got, for·get·ting, for·gets verb, transitive
- To be unable to remember (something).
- To treat with thoughtless inattention; neglect: forget one's family.
- To leave behind unintentionally.
- To fail to mention.
- a. To banish from one's thoughts: forget a disgrace.b. Informal To disregard on purpose. Usually used in the imperative: Oh, forget it. I refuse to go!
- To cease remembering: Let's forgive and forget.
- To fail or neglect to become aware at the proper or specified moment: forgot about my dental appointment.
Origin: Middle English forgeten, from Old English forgietan; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
- for·getˈter noun
forget - Phrases/Idioms
- to think only of others; be altruistic or unselfish
- to behave in an improper or unseemly manner