Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To be unable to remember (something).
  • transitive v. To treat with thoughtless inattention; neglect: forget one's family.
  • transitive v. To leave behind unintentionally.
  • transitive v. To fail to mention.
  • transitive v. To banish from one's thoughts: forget a disgrace.
  • transitive v. Informal To disregard on purpose. Usually used in the imperative: Oh, forget it. I refuse to go!
  • intransitive v. To cease remembering: Let's forgive and forget.
  • intransitive v. To fail or neglect to become aware at the proper or specified moment: forgot about my dental appointment.
  • idiom forget (oneself) To lose one's reserve, temper, or self-restraint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lose remembrance of.
  • v. To unintentionally not do, neglect.
  • v. To cease remembering.
  • v. euphemism for fuck, screw (a mild oath).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing.
  • transitive v. To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lose, temporarily or permanently, the power of recalling to consciousness (something once known or thought of); permit to pass, for a time or forever, from the mind; cease or fail to remember.
  • Figuratively, to overlook or neglect in any way; fail to take thought of; lose care for.
  • n. In glove-making, same as fourchette, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be unable to remember
  • v. leave behind unintentionally
  • v. dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
  • v. forget to do something

Etymologies

Middle English forgeten, from Old English forgietan; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English forgeten, forgiten, forȝeten, forȝiten, from Old English forġietan ("to forget"), from Proto-Germanic *fragetanan (“to give up, forget”), equivalent to for- +‎ get. Cognate with Scots forget, forȝet ("to forget"), West Frisian ferjitte, forjitte ("to forget"), Dutch vergeten ("to forget"), German vergessen ("to forget"), Swedish förgäta ("to forget"). (Wiktionary)

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