To forsake another person is to leave them entirely, usually in a moment of need.
Forsake may mean simply giving something up, such as a way of life or a homeland, for something better or more appropriate. But it is often a mean word, suggesting leaving something or someone behind when they need you to stay. One way to remember the meaning of this verb — to abandon or desert — is to remember this little sentence: "For heaven's sake, don't leave me, or heaven is lost!" Lose the heaven, and you have forsake.
v leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
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abandon by leaving out in the open air
leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval
leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
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go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness