Webster 1913 Edition
p. pr. & vb. n.
To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave;
as, false friends and flatterers.
forsakeus in adversity
If his children
forsakemy law, and walk not in my judgments.
Ps. lxxxix. 30.
To renounce; to reject; to refuse.
Syn. – To abandon; quit; desert; fail; relinquish; give up; renounce; reject. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart from. Friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.
Forsake the foolish, and live. Prov. 9.
2.To abandon; to renounce; to reject.
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments - Ps. 89.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Ps. 37.
3.To leave; to withdraw from; to fail. In anger, the color forsakes the cheeks. In severe trials, let not fortitude forsake you.
4.In scripture, God forsakes his people, when he withdraws his aid, or the light of his countenance.