Definitions

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  • v. to forbid
  • v. to renounce
  • v. to deny, gainsay
  • v. to forsake

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To forbid; to renounce; to forsake; to deny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To forbid; renounce.

Etymologies

From Middle English forsayen ("to renounce"), from Old English forsecgan ("to accuse, accuse falsely, slander, speak about, discourse on"), equivalent to for- +‎ say. Cognate with German versagen ("to refuse, deny"), Swedish försäga ("to misspeak, say too much"). More at for-, say. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Old He mysteriously was underneath my bed and he grabbed my arm and said that he and forsay the beatles and he mentioned the names of them.

    Hugh Hefner Ready to Settle Down and Die

  • For instance, the approved rates forsay Andheri (a suburb of Mumbai) is between Rs 7,000 -

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