[ fawr-went ]
/ fɔrˈwɛnt /
simple past tense of forgo.
Words nearby forwent
Definition for forwent (2 of 2)
[ fawr-goh ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ /
verb (used with object), for·went, for·gone, for·go·ing.
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM forgofor·go·er, nounun·for·gone, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for forwent (1 of 2)
/ (fɔːˈwɛnt) /
the past tense of forgo
British Dictionary definitions for forwent (2 of 2)
/ (fɔːˈɡəʊ) /
verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone (tr)
to give up or do without
archaic to leave
Derived forms of forgoforgoer or foregoer, noun
Word Origin for forgo
Old English forgān; see for-, go 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012