Simple Definition of forgo
: to give up the use or enjoyment of (something)
Examples of forgo
She is planning to forgo her right to a trial and simply plead guilty.
<I'll forgo dessert tonight—I'm trying to lose weight.>
Variants of forgo
Origin of forgo
Middle English, from Old English forgān to pass by, forgo, from for- + gān to go
First Known Use: before 12th century
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