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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.);
[syn: renunciation, forgoing, forswearing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forgo \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.] 1. To pass by; to leave. See 1st Forego. [1913 Webster] For sith [since] I shall forgoon my liberty At your request. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And four [days] since Florimell the court forwent. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. to abstain from; to do without; to refrain from; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated. See 1st forego, 2. [PJC] Note: This word in spelling has been confused with, and almost superseded by, forego to go before. Etymologically the form forgo is correct. [1913 Webster]




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