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English verb: forgo

1. forgo (social) do without or cease to hold or adhere to


SamplesWe are dispensing with formalities.
Relinquish the old ideas.


Synonymsdispense with, forego, foreswear, relinquish, waive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)give up, kick

2. forgo (stative) be earlier in time; go back further


SamplesStone tools precede bronze tools.


Synonymsantecede, antedate, forego, precede, predate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Antonymspostdate, follow

3. forgo (possession) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime


SamplesYou've forfeited your right to name your successor.
Forfeited property.


Synonymsforego, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abandon


Narrower (hyponym)lapse


Antonymsarrogate, lay claim, claim









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