forego vs forgo

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  • 1) Alternative spelling of forgo; to abandon, to relinquish
  • 2) To precede, to go before.
  • 3) Seeforgo.
  • 4) See forgo.
  • 5) To go before; precede.
  • 6) To go forward; go on.
  • 7) Togoforward;goon.
  • 8) Togobefore;precede.
  • 9) a conclusion which has preceded argument or examination; a predetermined conclusion.
  • 10) 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.
  • 11) To quit; to relinquish; to leave.
  • 12) To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles.


  • 1) To let pass, to leave alone
  • 2) To do without, to abandon
  • 3) To refrain from, to abstain from, to pass up, to withgo.
  • 4) Synonyms To yield, relinquish, let go.
  • 5) To quit; leave.
  • 6) To go or pass by without claiming; forbear to possess, use, or do; voluntarily avoid or give up; renounce; resign.
  • 7) A Middle English form of forego.
  • 8) To abstain from; relinquish.
  • 9) To pass by; to leave. See 1st forego.
  • 10) 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.


  • 1) Conversely, to forego what may prove to be one of the most important sources of intelligence of the war would be insanity itself.
  • 2) Pauline asked whether she would be willing to forego her drink of water `to save a poor sinner.
  • 3) To forego means “to go before” – the matching fore in forego and before is a handy way to remember the correct form:
  • 4) An overlap complicates things slightly: forego is a variant spelling of forgo (“abstain, renounce, do without”) but the reverse is not the case, so avoiding this variation will help retain a useful distinction.
  • 5) Contemplatives, in short, forego many transient pleasures, many satisfactions sweet to nature, all that the world holds most dear; but they gain in return a liberty for the soul which enables it to rise without hindrance to the thought and love of God.
  • 6) But "forego" (as distinct from foregoing) is almost always wrong.
  • 7) I prefer to see "forego" used in the sense of "precede," e.g.,
  • 8) It grates on me every time I see "forego" used in place of "forgo" (to do without).
  • 9) At the time these cuts were announced, at least one member of the Office of the Publisher stated in an e-mail that all three would "forego" bonuses.
  • 10) ‘So she did his bidding and gave him the cup, which no sooner had he drunk than his head forewent his feet.’


  • 1) It was then decreed that no one should forgo holidays regularly.
  • 2) He will also forgo a bonus this year.
  • 3) That said, which of these pleasures would we forgo?
  • 4) They were the ones who had to forgo profits to fill executive pay packages and in times of gloom it was their returns that suffered.
  • 5) That doesn't mean you have to forgo long-haul holidays.
  • 6) By contrast, executives who own their businesses are much more inclined to forgo shortterm profit for exciting opportunities that will not bring rewards for many years.
  • 7) In me all human knowledge dwells, the oracle of oracles, past, present, future I reveal or in oblivion's silence seal; What I can preserve can perish never, what I forgo is lost forever.
  • 8) If he'd handed in essays he might have learned to spell. "forgo".
  • 9) It should be "forgo" (i.e. go without) not "forego" (i.e. go before).
  • 10) And yet the press reports that Vikram Pandit and Win Bischoff will "forgo" their bonuses this year, while Pandit himself tells Citi employees that Bob Rubin "has elected to take no bonus" for 2008.
  • 11) If they had to choose between being a big, rich world power as against retaining the cultural essence of Japan, they would rather be Switzerland and forgo the role of player in world affairs.
  • 12) The survey of 2,000 people found that 28% of middle Britons – by age and by wealth – throughout the UK will forgo a holiday altogether, while this figure rose to 38% of those questioned in the south-east.
  • 13) The union said Virgin Atlantic pilots have not had a pay rise since 2008 after agreeing to forgo an increase to help the company, with the expectation of a "fair" hike this year.
  • 14) ‘Whenever possible, forego fashion and stick with ‘sensible’ shoes.’
  • 15) ‘I may be forced to go and purchase a second bag and forgo tea.’
  • 16) ‘If this is not your cup of tea, forgo the invitation and book a nearby hotel room.’
  • 17) ‘Back at Balbirnie, it seemed churlish to forego afternoon tea.’
  • 18) ‘If you love wine but don't care for desserts, you may choose to buy a bottle of wine and forego dessert.’
  • 19) ‘If you want to forego dessert, Pho Viet's homemade lemonade is like a party in your mouth.’
  • 20) ‘Now, this is not to say that I don't have fried chicken dreams, or that I can forgo dessert.’
  • 21) ‘No one expects you to forego dessert all the time.’
  • 22) ‘Conservative estimates are that a woman foregoes $160,000 in earnings when she stops to have a child.’
  • 23) ‘The results showed poorer students were more likely to leave early - failing to finish or foregoing the chance to go on to a more advanced course.’
  • 24) ‘They may forgo their lunch break or decide to work late.’
  • 25) ‘We could've foregone that specific stop, I'm sure.’
  • 26) ‘Across the country, hospital management has engaged in schemes to compel hospital workers to forego breaks and put in longer shifts in order to maintain operations.’
  • 27) ‘Against all odds, we, the drowsy and starving passengers who had to forego refreshment stops along the way to make up for lost time, entered the city of Durban.’
  • 28) ‘These contributions represent pay and if you forgo them, you are handing back earnings to the company.’
  • 29) ‘But don't worry; you don't need to forego your creature comforts.’
  • 30) ‘In order to reduce traffic congestion I have decided to forego the privilege of witnessing the golf at first hand.’
  • 31) ‘Therefore, while a mother is taking time off to care for a child, she forgoes not only her earnings, but also on the ability to put funds into her privatized account.’
  • 32) ‘This produces a conservative estimate of annual earnings of $11,466 in 2001, which partially offset earnings foregone.’
  • 33) ‘My partner, Jack, stayed home, forgoing the 18-mile drive to work over snow-covered roads.’
  • 34) ‘The second issue of waiver comes into effect when a party knowingly acts in a manner where he waives or foregoes reliance upon some known right or defect.’
  • 35) ‘The Democratic Party demonstrated its abandonment of any pretext of opposition by foregoing the traditional response of the minority party to a presidential address to Congress.’
  • 36) ‘An opposition party refusing to move on is forgoing any possible historical turning point.’
  • 37) ‘And if a sponsor refuses to sign, it may have to forgo participation in the study.’
  • 38) ‘Because such changes could not be equally justified across the models tested, and our goal was to compare a priori models, we chose to forego modifications.’
  • 39) ‘In general, alpine and arctic birds have developed a variety of mechanisms to adjust or delay reproductive effort during storms, without forgoing or abandoning the breeding attempt.’
  • 40) ‘They will have to postpone weddings, miss the birth of children, abandon plans to go back to college, and forego taking civilian jobs.’
  • 41) ‘I do straight sets, forgoing advanced intensity techniques like forced reps or drop sets.’
  • 42) ‘All they had to do was make sure that the warrior classes were comfortable and they could forgo the business of spears and swords.’
  • 43) ‘The Bank of Japan's decision to raise the benchmark rate drew unusually strong attention because it forwent an increase in January this year in defiance of the widespread expectation that it might decide to raise it.’
  • 44) ‘You can double or triple it, or forego reducing the sauce.’

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