美 [fɔrˈsek, fə-]
CET6+ TEM8 GRE CET6
1. forsake: away for the sake of ...
2. keepsake: keep for the sake of the giver.
3. namesake: 最初含义是：以什么什么的名义。
来自古英语forsacan, 争论，反对，拒绝，来自for-, 完全的，sacan, 争论，争执，词源同sake.引申词义放弃，舍弃。或现词义可能来自不同的词义演变，来自for-, 否定，相反，sake,寻求，追求，词源同seek. 即不再寻求，不再追求，放弃，舍弃。
- forsake: see sake
- forsake (v.)
- Old English forsacan "object to, oppose, refuse, deny; give up, renounce" (past tense forsoc, past participle forsacen), from for- "completely" + sacan "to struggle, dispute, wrangle; accuse, blame" (see sake). Related: Forsaking. Similar formation in Old Saxon farsakan, Dutch verzaken, Old High German farsahhan "deny, repudiate," Danish forsage "give up, refuse."
Forsake is chiefly applied to leaving that by which natural affection or a sense of duty should or might have led us to remain: as, to forsake one's home, friends, country, or cause; a bird forsakes its nest. In the passive it often means left desolate, forlorn. [Century Dictionary]
- 1. At 53 he has no plans to forsake the hills.
- 2. I still love him and I would never forsake him.
- 3. He had made it clear to his wife that he would never forsake her.
- 4. To forsake good for the sake of gold is not for me.
- 5. She pleaded with her husband not to forsake her.
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