- 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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Related Words for forgoesrelinquish, quit, abstain, renounce, waive, refrain, resist, eschew, abandon, forsake, abdicate, forbear, cede, sacrifice, abjure, yield, desist, resign, pass, surrender
Examples from the Web for forgoes
Contemporary Examples of forgoes
Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton
January 8, 2015
Historical Examples of forgoes
One who forgoes the advantage of a Hell for persons of another faith.The Devil's Dictionary
I admire this intelligent foresight of the maggot, which forgoes the comfort of the moment for the security of the future.Bramble-bees and Others
J. Henri Fabre
No class of society, not even the most abjectly poor, forgoes all customary conspicuous consumption.The Theory of the Leisure Class
- to give up or do without
- archaic to leave