AskDefine | Define forget

Dictionary Definition



1 dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "i tried to bury these unpleasant memories" [syn: bury] [ant: remember]
2 be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!" [syn: block, blank out, draw a blank] [ant: remember]
3 forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!" [ant: mind]
4 leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors" [syn: leave] [also: forgotten, forgot, forgetting]

User Contributed Dictionary



Old English forġietan


  • /ˈfoːget/, /"fo:get/


  1. To lose remembrance of.
    I have forgotten most of the things I learned in school.
  2. To unintentionally not do.
    I forgot to buy flowers for my wife at our 14th wedding anniversary.
  3. To cease remembering.
    Let's just forget about it.
  4. euphemism for fuck
    Forget you!

Usage notes


to lose remembrance of
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (wàngjì)
  • Czech: zapomenout
  • Esperanto: forgesi
  • Finnish: unohtaa
  • French: oublier
  • German: verlernen ; vergessen
  • Japanese: 忘れる (わすれる) (wasureru)
  • Polish: zapominać , zapomnieć
  • Russian: забывать (zabyvát') , забыть (zabýt')
  • Spanish: olvidar
  • Welsh: anghofio
to unintentionally not do
to cease remembering
translations to be checked


Extensive Definition

Forget may refer to:
forget in French: Forget

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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