For·get v. t. [imp. Forgot (Forgat Obs.); p. p. Forgotten Forgot; p. pr. & vb. n. Forgetting.]
1. 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.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. --Ps. ciii. 2.
Let my right hand forget her cunning. --Ps. cxxxvii. 5.
Hath thy knee forget to bow? --Shak.
2. To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect.
Can a woman forget her sucking child? . . . Yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. --Is. xlix. 15.
To forget one's self. (a) To become unmindful of one's own personality; to be lost in thought. (b) To be entirely unselfish. (c) To be guilty of what is unworthy of one; to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control.
v 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]