forego forego  /fɔr ˈɡoʊ/


  1. (v) be earlier in time; go back further
  2. (v) do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  3. (v) lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime


  1. In the early twentieth century Olympic games prizes had precedent over medals and some athletes forwent prizes in favor of medals.
  2. In the book 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone' Harry's fame forgoes him in the wizard school.
  3. Lee will not forgo his inalienable right to freedom of speech, however much the government tries to muzzle him.


  1. Sound Off! (June 14)

    Red flags have be raised over the proposed development at the Las Cruces Country Club. Notions of upscale department stores and a Ritz Carlton-like hospital are white elephants in the making. The Country Club members can successfully end this potential financial disaster. They should forego their selfishness and donate the property to the city.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  2. State champion Akinshemoyin is Howard boys tennis player of year

    Senior avenged loss from 2012 state finals Each of the past two seasons, Reservoir's Biyik Akinshemoyin has had to make the difficult decision of whether to play high school tennis, or forego the scholastic season to focus on a rigorous but fruitful training regiment and busy USTA tournament schedule.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. Peoria County Board to cut fees cut for flood rebuilding

    The Peoria County Board voted Thursday to forego possibly $100,000 in building permitting fees to help those affected by this spring’s historic flooding.   By a 13-3 vote, the board cut fees by 50 percent, which will last three years for those who choose to rebuild. The move includes those inundated with high water from the mid-April flood in Edwards as well as those hit by flooding along the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star


  1. "Barbed-wire barricades surround the residence and all phone lines are cut. Even the water connection to my residence has been periodically turned off. I am being persuaded to resign and to forego my office, which is what I am not prepared to...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry Source: FOXNews

  2. "We want the operation to create a safer reality for our citizens in the south. We will not forego this goal. In order to reach it we will take every necessary diplomatic or military step," Barak told Solana.
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: Ehud Barak Source: Independent Online

  3. "In times of economic crisis, people tend to forego private care and make more use of publicly financed services," Chan said, warning that many people will neglect their health if they cannot access the basic services they need.
    on Jan 19, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: Reuters

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