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The word forget is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb forget

What does forget mean as a doing word?

Forget is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
primarily used in British Englishforgotforgotforgettingforgets

  1. dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
    • example: They won't forget the story
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of forget: bury
    • antonym of forget: remember
    • more specific words:
  2. be unable to remember
  3. forget to do something
  4. leave behind unintentionally
    • example: They forget the money in the closet
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of forget: leave
    • more generic word: lose = miss from one's possessions

Alternative definition of the verb forget


  1. [transitive] To lose remembrance of.
  2. [transitive] To unintentionally not do, neglect.
  3. [intransitive] To cease remembering.
  4. [slang] euphemism for fuck, damn


Forget is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.


  1. "Forget" is the debut album by Twin Shadow. The album was produced in Brooklyn, New York by Chris Taylor. Pitchfork Media placed it at number 26 on its list "The Top 50 Albums of 2010".
  2. "Forget" is a musical album of Mission of Burma.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  3. "Forget" is a musical EP of Lianne La Havas.
    • released on
  4. "Forget" is a musical single of Marina & the Diamonds.
    • released on
  5. "Forget" is a musical EP of Thoughts Detecting Machines.
    • released on
  6. "Forget" is a musical album of Elephant Ride.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  7. "Forget" is a musical album of Julien Lourau.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  8. "Forget" is a musical single of B! Machine.
    • released on (9 years ago)


Forget is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Forget

Phrases starting with the word Forget:

  1. Forget It
  2. forget-me-not
  3. Forget Oneself

Phrases ending with the word Forget:

  1. Lest We Forget
  2. Fire and Forget
  3. Forgive and Forget

Other phrases containing the word Forget:

  1. Bay Forget-Me-Not
  2. cape forget-me-not
  3. True Forget-Me-Not
  4. Asian Forget-Me-Not
  5. Field Forget-Me-Not
  6. Giant Forget-Me-Not
  7. Alpine Forget-Me-Not
  8. Arctic Forget-Me-Not
  9. Azores Forget-Me-Not
  10. garden forget-me-not
  11. Spring Forget-Me-Not
  12. Strict Forget-Me-Not
  13. chinese forget-me-not
  14. Changing Forget-Me-Not

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Forget

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Google previewThe Arte of English Poesie (1906)

Contriued Into Three Bookes: the First of Poets and Poesie, the Second of Proportion, the Third of Ornament by Richard Puttenham

likely to forget is that the mirror analogue was in the Renaissance and Antiquity alike useful in speculation on faculty psychology as well as in discussions of mimesis in art. The imagination is a mirror— clear, cracked, or distorted— from which ...

Google previewThe Outlaw Statesman (2007)

The Life and Times of Fred Tecumseh Waite by Mike Tower

Remembering To Forget is a vivid and evocative story based on the true accounts of Ashleigh Moore's existence.

Google previewDisaster Movies (2012)

The Cinema of Catastrophe by Stephen Keane

If Ryan and Kellner tend to present Guerrero as a working-class villain, what they appear to forget is that the film also has a working-class hero. They are probably right in seeing Patroni as a symbol of masculine authority, 'defying effeminate ...

Google previewBritish Science Fiction Cinema (2002)

by I.Q. Hunter

Now, we chuckle fondly to each other as we reminisce how, as children, we used to hide behind the sofa whenever a Dalek appeared on the TV screen but what the child knew and the adults forget is that because of the very presence of TV in ...

Google previewA trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English, Urdú and Hindí, exhibiting the syllabication, pronunciation and etymology of English words, with their explanation in English, and in Urdú and Hindí in the Roman characters (1865)


Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

They frequently forget names, and, eventually, they may forget the names of family members and everyday objects such as a comb or a watch.

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Usage statistics about forget

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb forget:

spoken English65.03%written English34.97% conversational speech62.92%task-oriented speech37.08% imaginative writing80.28%informational writing19.72%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb forget:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb forget and its most common antonyms:

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Quotes about Forget

Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumours, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you. (Mariah Carey)
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Scrabble value of F4O1R1G2E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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