From Middle Low German vorlaten, from Proto-Germanic *fralētaną. Compare English forlet, German verlassen, German Low German laten, late. Originally meaning "abandon", "forgive".
forlate (imperative forlat, present tense forlater, passive forlates, simple past forlot, past participle forlatt, present participle forlatende)
- to leave, depart, abandon
- to forsake
- to forgive
- to trust (in the phrase "forlate seg på")