verb (used with object), for·went [fawr-went], /fɔrˈwɛnt/, for·gone [fawr-gawn, -gon], /fɔrˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn/, for·go·ing.
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Origin of forgo
OTHER WORDS FROM forgofor·go·er, nounun·for·gone, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for forgo
To that same effect, it’s a good idea to forgo any kind of makeup—especially high coverage, liquid foundations—as doing so will give you one less thing to worry about clogging your pores.Mask up without breaking out. Here’s how to prevent pandemic acne.|Sandra Gutierrez G.|December 3, 2020|Popular Science
It’s their failing, not his, that so many people forgo face coverings.McEnany has mastered the ‘all of the credit, none of the blame’ approach to the pandemic|Philip Bump|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
We’ll forgo the caviar and the bubbles, and instead keep it simple, with plenty of sour cream and applesauce.This crisp, classic potato latke recipe delivers a satisfying, celebratory crunch|Olga Massov|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Allowing staff and students to forgo them contradicts guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on reopenings.Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator.|by Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell|November 23, 2020|ProPublica
Some families may forgo accessing these programs because they feel a sense of stigma, shame or distrust at accepting help in feeding their children.Coronavirus Means School Food Is Free. What If It Stayed That Way?|Tracy Moran|November 23, 2020|Ozy
Most people have no idea how much money they have forgone in wages because of those benefits.Are Gold-Plated Health Benefits Making American Workers Worse Off?|Megan McArdle|January 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The true Nixon-in-China opportunity was forgone in smaller policy specifics that will fail to capture the imagination.
The boys went back to the hotel for breakfast, which even Bob had forgone in order to get earlier news of the boat.The Motor Boys in Strange Waters|Clarence Young
In her hands now lay the sinews of a war she had forgone all need of waging.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then too the advance of refinement causes words to be forgone, which are felt to speak too plainly.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
We started rather late, in the tea interval, and nobody took the least interest in what was considered a forgone conclusion.Lawn Tennis for Ladies|Mrs. Lambert Chambers
We would have much rather waited on ourselves, and we wished Mrs. Martin had forgone the usual number of courses.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey