- simple past tense of forgo.
- to abstain or refrain from; do without.
- to give up, renounce, or resign.
- Archaic. to neglect or overlook.
- Archaic. to quit or leave.
- Obsolete. to go or pass by.
Origin of forgo
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1. forbear, sacrifice, forsake.
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- the past tense of forgo
- to give up or do without
- archaic to leave
Old English forgān; see for-, go 1
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Word Origin and History for forwent
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