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forgo

verb for·go \fȯr-ˈgō\

Simple Definition of forgo

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forgo

-went \-ˈwent\forgoneplay \-ˈgȯn also -ˈgän\forgoingplay \-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give up the enjoyment or advantage of :  do without

  3. 2 archaic :  forsake

forgoer play \-ˈgō-ər\ noun

Examples of forgo in a sentence

  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.>



Variants of forgo

also forego \fȯr-ˈgō\

Origin of forgo

Middle English, from Old English forgān to pass by, forgo, from for- + gān to go


First Known Use: before 12th century



FORGO Defined for Kids

forgo

verb for·go \fȯr-ˈgō\

Definition of forgo for Students

forwent also forewent \-ˈwent\forgone also foregone \-ˈgȯn\forgoing also foregoing

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



Variants of forgo

also forego \fȯr-ˈgō\


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