What does the word forsake mean?

Usage examples for forsake

  1. Wilhelmine pressed it to her lips, and read, with a solemn voice: " 'By my word of honor as a prince, I will never forsake you, and only death shall separate you from me. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  2. Can you forsake it for abstract literature? – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  3. But King Olaf I have known since I was a boy, and learned to love him so much, that I cannot now forsake him. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen