forego

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English forgan, from Old English foregān, equivalent to fore- +‎ go.

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forego (third-person singular simple present foregoes, present participle foregoing, simple past forewent, past participle foregone)

  1. To precede, to go before.
    • Wordsworth
      pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone
Usage notes[edit]
  • The sense to precede is usually found in the form of the participles foregone (especially in the phrase "a foregone conclusion") and foregoing (usually used either attributively, as in "the foregoing discussion", or substantively, as in "subject to the foregoing").
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Etymology 2[edit]

See forgo

Verb[edit]

forego (third-person singular simple present foregoes, present participle foregoing, simple past forewent, past participle foregone)

  1. Alternative spelling of forgo; to abandon, to relinquish
    • 1762 Waller, T. The White Witch of the Wood, or the Devil of Broxbon, in The Beauties of all the Magazines Selected, for the Year 1762, Vol. I (February), page 34:
      […] for on no other terms does she desire a reconciliation, but will sooner forego all the hopes to which her birth entitles her, and get her bread by service, than ever yield to become the wife of the ——.
    • caching_sha2_password Compatibility Issues and Solutions, in MySQL :: MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual :: 2.11.4 Changes in MySQL 8.0
      That setting enables pre-8.0 clients to connect to 8.0 servers until such time as the clients and connectors in use at your installation are upgraded to know about caching_sha2_password. However, the setting should be viewed as temporary, not as a long term or permanent solution, because it causes new accounts created with the setting in effect to forego the improved authentication security provided by caching_sha2_password.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Many writers prefer the spelling forgo for this sense, on the grounds that it avoids ambiguity with forego "to precede," especially in aspects such as "forgoing"/"foregoing" and "forgone"/"foregone."

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