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VERB (3)

1. be earlier in time; go back further;
- Example: "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
[syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate]

2. do without or cease to hold or adhere to;
- Example: "We are dispensing with formalities"
- Example: "relinquish the old ideas"
[syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with]

3. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime;
- Example: "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"
- Example: "forfeited property"
[syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forego \Fore*go"\, v. t. [AS. foreg[=a]n; fore + g[=a]n to go; akin to G. vorgehen to go before, precede. See Go, v. i.] To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles. [1913 Webster] Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] For which the very mother's face forewent The mother's special patience. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] Foregone conclusion, a conclusion which has preceded argument or examination; a predetermined conclusion. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forego \Fore*go"\, v. t. [imp. Forewent 2; p. p. Foregone (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Foregoing.] [See Forgo.] 1. To quit; to relinquish; to leave. [1913 Webster] Stay at the third cup, or forego the place. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] All my patrimony,, If need be, I am ready to forego. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Thy lovers must their promised heaven forego. --Keble. [1913 Webster] [He] never forewent an opportunity of honest profit. --R. L. Stevenson. [1913 Webster] Note: Forgo is the better spelling etymologically, but the word has been confused with Forego, to go before. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forego v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow, postdate] 2: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with] 3: 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" [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant: arrogate, claim, lay claim]