verb (forgoes /-ˈgəʊz/, forgoing, forwent /-ˈwɛnt/; past participle forgone /-ˈgɒn/)[with object]
- 1Go without (something desirable): she wanted to forgo the tea and leave while they couldMore 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 menMore 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.