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Meaning of FORGO

Pronunciation:  for'gow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
  2. [v]  lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
  3. [v]  do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

FORGO is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: dispense with, foreswear, forfeit, give up, give up, relinquish, throw overboard, waive, waive
 Antonyms: arrogate, claim, lay claim
 See Also: abandon, abstain, desist, kick, lapse, refrain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For*go"\, v. t. [imp. {Forwent}; p. p. {Forgone}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Forgoing}.] [OE. forgan, forgon, forgoon, AS.
forg[=a]n, prop., to go past, hence, to abstain from; pref.
for- + g[=a]n to go; akin to G. vergehen to pass away, to
transgress. See {Go}, v. i.]
To pass by; to leave. See 1st {Forego}.

      For sith [since] I shall forgoon my liberty At your
      request.                                 --Chaucer.

      And four [days] since Florimell the court forwent.

Note: This word in spelling has been confused with, and
      almost superseded by, forego to go before.
      Etymologically the form forgo is correct.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, abdicate, abjure, abstain, abstain from, acknowledge defeat, avoid, cease, cede, cry quits, desist from, disgorge, dispense with, dispose of, do without, drop, dump, eliminate, eschew, forbear, forsake, forswear, get along without, get rid of, give away, give over, give up, hand over, have done with, hold, hold aloof from, hold back, hold off, keep back, keep from, keep in hand, kiss good-bye, lay down, leave alone, leave off, leave out, let alone, let go by, make a sacrifice, never touch, not touch, not use, omit, part with, pass up, quitclaim, recant, refrain, refrain from, relinquish, render up, renounce, reserve, resign, retract, sacrifice, save, shun, spare, stand aloof from, surrender, swear off, throw up, turn down, vacate, waive, withhold, yield