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.
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)
FORGO Defined for Kids
Definition of forgo for Students
: to give up the use or enjoyment of Don't forgo this opportunity.
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