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forgo Syllabification: for·go
Pronunciation: /fôrˈɡō/
(also forego)

Definition of forgo in English:

verb (forgoes, forgoing, forwent; past participle forgone)

[with object]
1Omit or decline to take (something pleasant or valuable); go without: she wanted to forgo the dessert and leave while they could
More example sentences
  • Whenever possible, forego fashion and stick with ‘sensible’ shoes.
  • I may be forced to go and purchase a second bag and forgo tea.
  • If this is not your cup of tea, forgo the invitation and book a nearby hotel room.
1.1Refrain from: we forgo any comparison between the two men
More example sentences
  • The second issue of waiver comes into effect when a party knowingly acts in a manner where he waives or foregoes reliance upon some known right or defect.
  • The Democratic Party demonstrated its abandonment of any pretext of opposition by foregoing the traditional response of the minority party to a presidential address to Congress.
  • An opposition party refusing to move on is forgoing any possible historical turning point.


Old English forgān (see for-, go1).

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