-v. 3. beat, hammer out, Fig. extund; form,
shape, fashion, mold, found, cast.
4. conceive, invent, devise, create, frame, coin, compose; fabricate, manufacture, produce.
5. (all usu. of handwriting; fraudulently) imitate, copy, reproduce, simulate, duplicate, replicate, mimic, ape; falsify, alter, modify.
6. (both of money) counterfeit, Brit. Inf. coin.
forge2, v. (usu. used with ahead) push on, plod along, press on; progress laboriously, drudge, drive, shove; move forward slowly, inch, make one's way.
forger, n. 1. counterfeiter, faker, Fr. faux-mon-nayeur, coiner, Brit, coin-clipper.
2. copyist, falsifier, plagiarist.
forgery, n. 1. (all in reference to handwriting; all fraudulent) alteration, modification; simulation, imitation, copying, reproduction, duplication, replication.
2. counterfeit, imitation, reproduction, fake, Inf. phony, sham; falsification, fraud; Jewelry, paste; Masonry. scagiola; (of literary works) plagiarism, pirated manuscript.
forget, v. 1. cease to remember, Chief. South. U. S. disremember, draw a blank, fail to think of; lose, lose sight of, have [s.t.] slip one's mind, have [s.t.] escape one; overlook, pass over, pass by, jump over, miss, skip, omit; leave behind, omit to take.
2. let be, let alone, let bygones be bygones, never mind; disregard, ignore, take no notice of, close the eyes to, blink or wink at, neglect; let in one ear and out the other, turn a deaf ear to; write off, let pass, dismiss from one's thoughts.
3. forget oneself misbehave, misconduct oneself, be improper, be indiscreet, act unseemly; offend, trespass, transgress, err, deviate, go astray, go amiss.
forgetful, adj. 1. amnesic, Lethied, apt to forget; absent-minded, abstracted, distracted, preoccupied, rapt, absorbed, wrapped up; daydreaming, dreamy, absent, remote, faraway, SI. not at home, SI. out to lunch, SI. out in left field, SI. out of it.
2. disregardful, inattentive, inadvertent, unheeding, unheedful, heedless; oblivious, unaware, unconscious, unmindful, mindless; neglectful, negligent, careless,
forgetfulness, n. 1. amnesia, lapse of memory, ob-livescence; oblivion, waters of oblivion, Lethe, nepenthe.
2. absent-mindedness, woolgathering, preoccupation, remoteness, dreaminess; obliviousness, unawareness, unconsciousness, unmindfulness, mindlessness; disregard, inattention, inadvertence, nonobservance, oversight; neglect, negligence, carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness.
forgive, v. 1. absolve, shrive, excuse, make allowances for; condone, overlook, pass over, disregard, ignore, look the other way, pay no attention to.
2. remit, waive, dispense with, abolish, do away with, Commerce, indulge; release from, let off, exempt, Inf. let off the hook, Inf. let out of; cancel, void, nullify, delete, erase, clear the books, wipe the slate clean.
3. pardon, amnesty, reprieve; acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate, clear, prove innocent, uphold innocence, remove guilt.
4. harbor no grudge, bear no malice, bury the hatchet, let bygones be bygones, make up, make peace.