from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To abstain from; relinquish: unwilling to forgo dessert.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To let pass, to leave alone
- v. To do without, to abandon
- v. To refrain from, to abstain from, to pass up, to withgo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pass by; to leave. See 1st forego.
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go or pass by without claiming; forbear to possess, use, or do; voluntarily avoid or give up; renounce; resign.
- To quit; leave.
- Synonyms To yield, relinquish, let go.
- A Middle English form of forego.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
- v. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
- v. be earlier in time; go back further
Middle English forgon, from Old English forgān, go away, forgo : for-, for- + gān, to go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English forgon ("to go by, pass up"), from Old English forgān ("to go away, forgo"). More at for- + go. (Wiktionary)