- The definition of forgo is to refrain from doing something or to do without something.
When you skip dessert after a big meal, this is an example of a situation where you forgo dessert.
forgo definition by Webster's New World
- forgoer noun
forgo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also fore·gotransitive verb for·went also fore·went , for·gone also fore·gone , for·go·ing also fore·go·ing, for·goes also fore·goes
Origin: Middle English forgon, from Old English forgān, go away, forgo : for-, for- + gān, to go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.
- for·goˈer noun