verb for·go \fr-ˈgō\

: to give up the use or enjoyment of (something)

-went \-ˈwent\for·gone\-ˈgn also -ˈgän\for·go·ing\-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈg(-)iŋ\

Full Definition of FORGO

transitive verb
:  to give up the enjoyment or advantage of :  do without
archaic :  forsake
for·go·er \-ˈgō-ər\ noun

Variants of FORGO

for·go also fore·go \fr-ˈgō\

Examples of FORGO

  1. She is planning to forgo her right to a trial and simply plead guilty.
  2. <I'll forgo dessert tonight—I'm trying to lose weight.>

Origin of FORGO

Middle English, from Old English forgān to pass by, forgo, from for- + gān to go
First Known Use: before 12th century
FORGOER Defined for Kids


verb for·go \fr-ˈgō\
for·went also fore·went \-ˈwent\for·gone also fore·gone \-ˈgn\for·go·ing also fore·go·ing

Definition of FORGO for Kids

:  to give up the use or enjoyment of <Don't forgo this opportunity.>

Variants of FORGO

for·go also fore·go \fr-ˈgō\


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