Forgo - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrˈɡoʊ|  American pronunciation of the word forgo
Brit.  |fɔːˈɡəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word forgo

verb

- do without or cease to hold or adhere to (syn: forego, foreswear, relinquish, waive)
- be earlier in time; go back further (syn: antecede, antedate, forego, precede, predate)
- lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime (syn: forego, forfeit, waive)

Examples

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....

I had to forgo lunch.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: forgo
he/she/it: forgoes
present participle: forgoing
past tense: forwent
past participle: forgone
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