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.
adj : especially of writing or speech; going before [syn: foregoing(a)]