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fore·go 1

 (fôr-gō′)
tr.v. fore·went (-wĕnt′), fore·gone (-gôn′, -gŏn′), fore·go·ing, fore·goes (-gōz′)
To precede, as in time or place. See Usage Note at forgo.

[Middle English foregon, from Old English foregān : fore-, fore- + gān, go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]

fore·go′er n.

fore·go 2

 (fôr-gō′)
v.
Variant of forgo.

forego

(fɔːˈɡəʊ)
vb, -goes, -going, -went or -gone
to precede in time, place, etc
[Old English foregān]
foreˈgoer n

forego

(fɔːˈɡəʊ)
vb, -goes, -going, -went or -gone
(tr) a variant spelling of forgo
foreˈgoer n

fore•go1

(fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-)

v.t., v.i. -went, -gone, -go•ing.
to go before; precede.
[before 900]
fore•go′er, n.

fore•go2

(fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-)

v.t. -went, -gone, -go•ing.

forego


Past participle: foregone
Gerund: foregoing

Imperative
forego
forego
Present
I forego
you forego
he/she/it foregoes
we forego
you forego
they forego
Preterite
I forewent
you forewent
he/she/it forewent
we forewent
you forewent
they forewent
Present Continuous
I am foregoing
you are foregoing
he/she/it is foregoing
we are foregoing
you are foregoing
they are foregoing
Present Perfect
I have foregone
you have foregone
he/she/it has foregone
we have foregone
you have foregone
they have foregone
Past Continuous
I was foregoing
you were foregoing
he/she/it was foregoing
we were foregoing
you were foregoing
they were foregoing
Past Perfect
I had foregone
you had foregone
he/she/it had foregone
we had foregone
you had foregone
they had foregone
Future
I will forego
you will forego
he/she/it will forego
we will forego
you will forego
they will forego
Future Perfect
I will have foregone
you will have foregone
he/she/it will have foregone
we will have foregone
you will have foregone
they will have foregone
Future Continuous
I will be foregoing
you will be foregoing
he/she/it will be foregoing
we will be foregoing
you will be foregoing
they will be foregoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foregoing
you have been foregoing
he/she/it has been foregoing
we have been foregoing
you have been foregoing
they have been foregoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foregoing
you will have been foregoing
he/she/it will have been foregoing
we will have been foregoing
you will have been foregoing
they will have been foregoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foregoing
you had been foregoing
he/she/it had been foregoing
we had been foregoing
you had been foregoing
they had been foregoing
Conditional
I would forego
you would forego
he/she/it would forego
we would forego
you would forego
they would forego
Past Conditional
I would have foregone
you would have foregone
he/she/it would have foregone
we would have foregone
you would have foregone
they would have foregone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forego - be earlier in timeforego - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
2.forego - do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
kick, give up - stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
3.forego - 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"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
lapse - let slip; "He lapsed his membership"

forego

see forgo

forgo

also forego
verb
To let (something) go:
Translations

forego

[fɔːˈgəʊ] (forewent (pt) (foregone (pp))) VT
1. (= give up) → renunciar a; (= do without) → pasar sin, privarse de
2. (= precede) → preceder

forego

[fɔːrˈgəʊ] [forewent] [fɔːrˈwɛnt] (pt) [foregone] [fɔːrˈgɒn] (pp) vtrenoncer à

forego

pret <forewent>, ptp <foregone>
vtverzichten auf (+acc)
References in classic literature ?
The Fisherman replied, "I should indeed be a very simple fellow if, for the chance of a greater uncertain profit, I were to forego my present certain gain.
Had Steward commanded him to forego the chicken bone after it was in the corner, he would have served him by foregoing.
It is difficult for my heart to express itself; still more difficult for it to forego self- expression.