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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