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Definitions for forego
fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-forego

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedateverb

    be earlier in time; go back further

    "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

  2. waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense withverb

    do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

  3. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, foregoverb

    lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

    "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foregoverb

    to quit; to relinquish; to leave

    Etymology: [See Forgo.]

  2. Foregoverb

    to relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up; to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated

    Etymology: [See Forgo.]

  3. Foregoverb

    to go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles

    Etymology: [See Forgo.]


  1. Forego

    Forego was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won eight Eclipse Awards including Horse of the Year, Champion Handicap Horse and Champion Sprinter. Foaled on April 30, 1970, at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, he was owned and bred by Mrs. Martha Farish Gerry's Lazy F Ranch.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forego

    fōr-gō′, v.t. to go before, precede: chiefly used in its pr.p. foregō′ing and pa.p. foregone′.ns. Foregō′er; Foregō′ing.—p.adj. Foregone′.—n. Foregone′ness.—Foregone conclusion, a conclusion come to before examination of the evidence.

  2. Forego

    fōr-gō′, v.t. to give up: to forbear the use of.—Better Forgō′.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forego in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forego in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of forego in a Sentence

  1. Lina Bacalando:

    We can't expect poor women to forego one meal to get pills. What we can expect is more unintended pregnancies.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    See first that the design is wise and just: that ascertained, pursue it resolutely; do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.

  3. Marcus Mariota:

    After meeting with my family I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility and apply for the 2015 NFL Draft, my four years at the University of Oregon have been an awesome experience.

  4. Mahathir Mohamad:

    Already we are willing to forego tax for 10 years and maybe more than that, we can give them whatever incentive we can afford. Our main aim is to create jobs for our people.

  5. Joe Bidens:

    I know how hard it is to forego family traditions, but it's so very important.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. abet
    • B. lucubrate
    • C. descant
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