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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.

Usage examples (37)
  • Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
  • To forego means “to go before” – the matching fore in forego and before is a handy way to remember the correct form:
  • I prefer to see "forego" used in the sense of "precede," e.g.,
  • But "forego" (as distinct from foregoing) is almost always wrong. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The coach wanted to "forego" (to go before) her players to the restaurant so she could make sure they would "forgo" (to do without; to abstain from) eating junk food.
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