verb (1)
fore·​go | \fȯr-ˈgō \
forewent\fȯr-​ˈwent \; foregone\fȯr-​ˈgȯn also -​ˈgän \; foregoing\fȯr-​ˈgō-​iŋ, -​ˈgȯ(-​)iŋ \

Definition of forego 

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transitive verb

: to go before : precede The story of his mishap forewent him.


verb (2)

less common spelling of

transitive verb

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

2 archaic : forsake

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Verb (1)

foregoer \fȯr-​ˈgō-​ər \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for forego

Synonyms: Verb (1)

antecede, antedate, precede, predate, preexist

Antonyms: Verb (1)

follow, postdate, succeed

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First Known Use of forego

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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