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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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