forget
verb (forgot; forgotten or -got; -getting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English forgietan, from for- + -gietan (akin to Old Norse geta to get) Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to lose the remembrance of ; be unable to think of or recall <
I forget his name
>
b. obsolete to cease from doing 2. to treat with inattention or disregard <
forgot their old friends
>
3. a. to disregard intentionally ; overlook — usually used in the imperative <
I shouldn't have said that, so just forget it
>
b. to give up hope for or expectation of — usually used in the imperative <
as for prompt service, forget it
>
intransitive verb 1. to cease remembering or noticing <
forgive and forget
>
2. to fail to become mindful at the proper time <
forgot about paying the bill
>
Synonyms: see neglectforgetter noun

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