forgo

play
verb for·go \fȯr-ˈgō\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of forgo

-went

play \fȯr-ˈwent\;

forgone

play \fȯr-ˈgȯn also -ˈgän\;

forgoing

play \fȯr-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\
  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

forgoer

play \fȯr-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.

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

forgo

play
verb for·go \fȯr-ˈgō\

Definition of forgo for English Language Learners

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


FORGO Defined for Kids

forgo

verb for·go \fȯr-ˈgō\
variants: also

forego

\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.



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