For*get" (?), v. t.
[imp. Forgot (?) (Forgat (?),
Obs.); p. p. Forgotten (?), Forgot;
p. pr. & vb. n. Forgetting.] [OE.
forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan,
forgitan; pref. for- + gietan, gitan
(only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G. vergessen,
Sw. förgäta, Dan. forgiette. See For-,
and Get, v. t.] 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
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?
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.