For·go v. t. [imp. Forwent; p. p. Forgone; p. pr. & vb. n. Forgoing.]
1. To pass by; to leave. See 1st Forego.
For sith [since] I shall forgoon my liberty
At your request. --Chaucer.
And four [days] since Florimell the court forwent. --Spenser.
Note: ☞ This word in spelling has been confused with, and almost superseded by, forego to go before. Etymologically the form forgo is correct.
v 1: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing
with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive,
relinquish, foreswear, dispense with]
2: lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
[syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive]
3: refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
[syn: give up]
[also: forwent, forgone]