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English verb: forget

1. forget (cognition) dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

SamplesI tried to bury these unpleasant memories.

ExamplesThey won't forget the story


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)repress, suppress, unlearn

Antonymsthink of, remember

2. forget (cognition) be unable to remember

SamplesI'm drawing a blank.
You are blocking the name of your first wife!.

ExamplesThey won't forget the story

Synonymsblank out, block, draw a blank

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)slip, slip one's mind

Antonymsrecall, recollect, remember, call back, call up, retrieve, think

3. forget (cognition) forget to do something

SamplesDon't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!.

ExamplesThey forget to move

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)drop, leave out, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit

Antonymsbear in mind, mind

4. forget (cognition) leave behind unintentionally

SamplesI forgot my umbrella in the restaurant.
I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors.

ExamplesThey forget the money in the closet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lose

Verb groupleave

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