forge forge [fɔːdʒ ǁ fɔːrdʒ] verb [transitive]
1. LAW to produce a document or money that is not Genuine (= real), or to sign something with a false name:

• They had forged some company documents and set up phoney (= false ) bank accounts.

• Someone stole my cheque book and forged my signature.

— forged adjective :

• He is currently in prison accused of trying to use forged banknotes.

2. forge an alliance/​partnership/​relationship etc to establish a relationship of working together with another person, organization or country:
forge an alliance/​partnership/​relationship etc with

• Air France also forged an alliance with Delta Air Lines, helped by a the open-skies deal between France and the U.S.

forge an alliance/​partnership/​relationship etc between

• A number of links have been forged between Danish and American companies.

• Both General Motors and Ford would like to forge a liaison with Jaguar.

• The US hopes to forge a closer economic relationship with East European countries.

3. forge an agreement COMMERCE to make an agreement with another person, organization, or country:
forge an agreement with

• They forged an agreement with the Philips to produce two games using the electronics company's Compact Disc-Interactive format.

forge ahead phrasal verb [intransitive]
1. to increase quickly and by a large amount:

• The dollar forged ahead to a 16-month high against the euro.

2. to move forward with a plan or course of action:
forge ahead with

• Petro-Canada, Canada's state-owned oil and gas company, is forging ahead with plans to sell as much as 15% of its shares to the public.

3. to become bigger and more successful:

• Company officials said the company is ready to forge ahead in Europe.

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forge UK US /fɔːdʒ/ verb [T]
LAW to illegally copy something in order to deceive someone: forge a contract/document/signature »

Tax fraud involving forging documents and making false statements is a criminal offence.


He admitted he had forged the signature of the lawyer on the check.

Compare COUNTERFEIT(Cf. ↑counterfeit)
to make an effort to develop a successful relationship with a person, organization, or country: forge a relationship/a bond/an alliance »

The company is forging partnerships with a number of local companies.

to make an agreement with a person, organization, or country: forge an agreement/a compromise/a consensus »

Lawmakers are debating how to finally forge a compromise.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • forge — forge …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • forgé — forgé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • forge — [ fɔrʒ ] n. f. • XIIe aussi faverge; provenç. faurga, du lat. fabrica « atelier » 1 ♦ Cour. Atelier où l on travaille les métaux au feu et au marteau. Artisans, ouvriers d une forge. ⇒ forgeron. Forge d orfèvre, de serrurier. Forge de maréchal… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Forge — (f[=o]rj), n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or other metals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forge — FORGE. s. f. Lieu où l on fond le fer, quand il est tiré de la mine, & où on le met en barre. Forge de fer. faire aller une forge. entretenir une forge. le fourneau d une forge. les soufflets d une forge. les forges sont d une grande despense.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Forge — ist der Name folgender Personen: Andrew Forge (1923–2002), englischer Künstler Jean Forge, Pseudonym von Jan Fethke (1903–1980), deutsch polnischer Filmregisseur Forge bezeichnet folgende Orte: La Forge, Gemeinde im französischen Département… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Forge — Forge, v. i. [See {Forge}, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. {Forge} compel.] 1. To commit forgery. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one s way, as one ship in outsailing another; used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forgé — forgé, ée (for jé, jée) part. passé de forger. 1°   Travaillé à la forge. Fer forgé. 2°   Fig. Un mot forgé, mot inventé, fabriqué.    Écrit forgé, écrit supposé, qui porte une fausse attribution. •   Il [Charles XII] les appela médiateurs… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • forge — ‘make’ [13] and forge ahead [17] are two quite distinct and unrelated words in English. The former’s now common connotation of ‘faking’ is in fact a purely English development (dating from the late 14th century) in a word whose relatives in other …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • forge — forge·a·bil·i·ty; forge·able; forge·man; forge; re·forge; …   English syllables

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