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FORGO (forgone, forwent)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forgo mean? 

FORGO (verb)
  The verb FORGO has 4 senses:

1. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
2. be earlier in time; go back further
3. lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
4. refrain from consuming

  Familiarity information: FORGO used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORGO (verb)


Sense 1forgo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do without or cease to hold or adhere to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

waive; forgo; foreswear; dispense with; relinquish

Context examples:

We are dispensing with formalities / relinquish the old ideas

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2forgo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be earlier in time; go back further

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

antecede; antedate; forego; precede; predate; forgo

Context example:

Stone tools precede bronze tools

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3forgo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

forfeit; give up; throw overboard; waive; forgo

Hypernyms (to "forgo" is one way to...):

abandon (forsake, leave behind)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "forgo"):

lapse (let slip)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4forgo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refrain from consuming

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

forgo; give up

Context example:

You will have to forgo alcohol

"Forgo" entails doing...:

abstain; desist; refrain (choose not to consume)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "forgo"):

kick (stop consuming)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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