forsake

Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): for·sook /-'suk/; for·sak·en /-'sA-k&n/; for·sak·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English forsacan, from for- + sacan to dispute; akin to Old English sacu action at law
: to renounce or turn away from entirely <friends have forsaken her> <forsook the theater for politics>

(source: Merriam-Webster)

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