Definitions for: Forgo

[v] refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
[v] lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
[v] do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

Webster (1913) Definition: For*go", v. t. [imp. Forwent; p. p. Forgone; p. pr.
& vb. n. Forgoing.] [OE. forgan, forgon, forgoon, AS.
forg[=a]n, prop., to go past, hence, to abstain from; pref.
for- + g[=a]n to go; akin to G. vergehen to pass away, to
transgress. See Go, v. i.]
To pass by; to leave. See 1st Forego.

For sith [since] I shall forgoon my liberty At your
request. --Chaucer.

And four [days] since Florimell the court forwent.

Note: This word in spelling has been confused with, and
almost superseded by, forego to go before.
Etymologically the form forgo is correct.

Synonyms: dispense with, foreswear, forfeit, give up, give up, relinquish, throw overboard, waive, waive

Antonyms: arrogate, claim, lay claim

See Also: abandon, abstain, desist, kick, lapse, refrain

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