forgo, forego

forgo, forego
verb DO WITHOUT, go without, give up, waive, renounce, surrender, relinquish, part with, drop, sacrifice, abstain from, refrain from, eschew, cut out; informal swear off; formal forswear, abjure.
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  • forego — forgo, forego Both words are pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. Forgo means ‘to go without, abstain from’; forego means ‘to go before, precede’ and occurs principally in the forms foregoing and foregone (see the separate entries… …   Modern English usage

  • forgo — forgo, forego Both words are pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. Forgo means ‘to go without, abstain from’; forego means ‘to go before, precede’ and occurs principally in the forms foregoing and foregone (see the separate entries… …   Modern English usage

  • Forego — Fore*go , v. t. [imp. {Forewent 2}; p. p. {Foregone} (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foregoing}.] [See {Forgo}.] 1. To quit; to relinquish; to leave. [1913 Webster] Stay at the third cup, or forego the place. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To relinquish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forgo — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forego — forego1 [fôrgō′] vt., vi. forewent, foregone, foregoing [ME forgon < OE foregan] to go before in place, time, or degree; precede forego2 [fôrgō′] vt. alt. sp. of FORGO …   English World dictionary

  • forgo — (also forego) ► VERB (forgoes; past forwent; past part. forgone) ▪ go without (something desirable). ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • forego(s) — forgo(s) …   English homophone dictionary

  • forego, forgo — To forego is to go before, to precede. Forego is a rarely used word, but it would be correct, although somewhat archaic, to say The singing of a song will forego the main speech. Forgo (also a correct variant spelling of forego) means to give up …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • forego, forgo —    Commonly confused, as here: The independents must destroy all documents obtained during the case and agree to forego any further litigation against the chains for three years (InternationalHerald Tribune). Forego means to go before, to precede …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • forego, forgo —    Commonly confused, as here: The independents must destroy all documents obtained during the case and agree to forego any further litigation against the chains for three years (InternationalHerald Tribune). Forego means to go before, to precede …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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