Definition of forgo
- never forwent an opportunity of honest profit
- —R. L. Stevenson
- decided to forgo dessert for a few days
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.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to give up the use or enjoyment of (something)
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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