Forget meaning

fər-gĕt, fôr-
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.

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To fail to do, bring, etc. as because of carelessness; overlook, omit, or neglect unintentionally.

Don't forget to write.

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To overlook, omit, or neglect intentionally.

Let's forget our differences.

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To forget things; be forgetful.
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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.

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To be unable to remember (something).
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To treat with thoughtless inattention; neglect.

Forget one's family.

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To leave behind unintentionally.
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To fail to mention.
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To cease remembering.

Let's forgive and forget.

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To fail or neglect to become aware at the proper or specified moment.

Forgot about my dental appointment.

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To lose (facts, knowledge, etc.) from the mind; fail to recall; be unable to remember.
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forget (oneself)
  • To lose one's reserve, temper, or self-restraint.
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forget it!
  • never mind! it doesn't matter!
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forget oneself
  • to think only of others; be altruistic or unselfish
  • to behave in an improper or unseemly manner
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Origin of forget

  • Middle English forgeten from Old English forgietan ghend- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition