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forego

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verb fore·go \fȯr-ˈgō\

Definition of forego

-went

play \fȯr-ˈwent\;

foregone

play play \fȯr-ˈgȯn also -ˈgän\;

foregoing

play \fȯr-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to go before :  precede <The story of his mishap forewent him.>

foregoer

play \fȯr-ˈgō-ər\ noun

Examples of forego in a sentence

  1. <if the sparse crowds are any indication of the public's interest in the presidential candidate, then his reputation obviously foregoes him>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of forego

before 12th century


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forego

verb fore·go

less common spelling of

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give up the enjoyment or advantage of :  do without <never forwent an opportunity of honest profit — R. L. Stevenson> <decided to forgo dessert for a few days>

  3. 2 archaic :  forsake



FOREGO Defined for Kids

forego

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fore·go

Definition of forego for Students

  1. variant of forgo



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