Synonyms for Forsaking:

n.

abandonment (noun)
desertion.
act (noun)
giving up.
forsaking (noun)
desertion, giving up, abandonment.

v.

abandoning (verb)
relinquishing, Abandoning, leaving, Evacuating, Abdicating, defecting, dropping, Surrendering, Vacating, Deserting, Resigning, Quitting, Discontinuing.
relinquishing (verb)
Renouncing, shedding, Capitulating, releasing, giving up, Waiving, disowning, withdrawing, forgoing, Disclaiming.
ridding (verb)
Canceling, Discarding, venting, Rejecting, Dismissing, parting with, relegating, letting go, casting off, Dispelling, jettisoning, Ridding, Disposing.

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Other relevant words:
abandonment, desertion.

Usage examples for forsaking

  1. The attitude of the official Lutheran party towards the poor countryfolk continued as infamous after the war as it had been on the first sign that fortune was forsaking their cause. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  2. He gave up the great wealth to which he had fallen heir, he renounced a lovely betrothed, and resolutely turning his back upon the world, he entered, as a novice, into a Jesuit convent; thus literally forsaking all in order to follow Christ. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  3. With two of the members locked up, being just as good as on their way to the Reform School, and the leader forsaking his former evil practices, it looked as though the police force of Scranton would soon become fat and lazy through lack of activity. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson