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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fore·go /forˈgo, fɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fore·go v. t. [imp. Forewent 2; p. p. Foregone p. pr. & vb. n. Foregoing.]
 1. To quit; to relinquish; to leave.
    Stay at the third cup, or forego the place.   --Herbert.
 2. 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.
 All my patrimony,,
 If need be, I am ready to forego.   --Milton.
    Thy lovers must their promised heaven forego.   --Keble.
    [He] never forewent an opportunity of honest profit.   --R. L. Stevenson.
 Note:Forgo is the better spelling etymologically, but the word has been confused with Forego, to go before.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fore·go, v. t.  To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles.
    Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone.   --Wordsworth.
 For which the very mother's face forewent
 The mother's special patience.   --Mrs. Browning.
 Foregone conclusion, a conclusion which has preceded argument or examination; a predetermined conclusion.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede
          bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, antecede, antedate]
          [ant: postdate]
      [also: forewent, foregone]