Forego

Definition of Forego

Fore`go´
v. t.1.To quit; to relinquish; to leave.
[imp. Forewent 2; p. p. Foregone (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Foregoing.]
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.
1.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.

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antecede, antedate, precede, predate
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