Definition of forgo
forgoneplay \fȯr-ˈgȯn also -ˈgän\;
forgoingplay \fȯr-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\
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
forgoerplay \fȯr-ˈgō-ər\ noun
Examples of forgo in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of forgo from the Web
Because of the success of his vision, many Columbia pioneers are forgoing the chance to move elsewhere.
Major companies, including Exxon Mobil, have also urged Trump not to forgo the agreement and allow the U.S. to help set the agenda with the rest of the world.
Despite qualifying for the Class 3A state 800 and 1,600 meters races, Kern elected to forgo the 1,600 at state.
After forgoing an on-camera question-and-answer session for the past fifteen days, Spicer returned to the podium Tuesday facing questions about Kushner, Germany and the state of Trump's staff.
According to those knowledgeable about the decision, the streaming service's choice to forgo its screenings comes from internal discussions only, not from any pressure from local authorities.
A final engine burn last October was to put Juno in a 14-day orbit, but a pair of sluggish valves in the fuel system led mission managers to forgo that, and Juno remains in the 53-day orbit instead.
The Buzz: Landry’s decision to return to Boston College rather than forgo his final year of eligibility was a huge get for Steve Addazio and his staff.
Why not forgo airport acrobatics with the Lapdog, a carrying case that unfolds into a portable workplace.
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Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of forgo for English Language Learners
: to give up the use or enjoyment of (something)
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Definition of forgo for Students
: to give up the use or enjoyment of Don't forgo this opportunity.
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