What is another word for forgo?

Pronunciation: [fˈɔːɡə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Forgo, a verb meaning to give up or let go of something, can be expressed through various synonyms, including relinquish, renounce, abandon, forfeit, and waive. Relinquish means to surrender or release something, renounce means to reject or disown something, abandon means to desert or give up completely, forfeit means to lose or surrender something as a penalty, and waive means to give up a right or claim to something. These synonyms can be used interchangeably in the context of renouncing or sacrificing something, such as forgoing a luxury or a habit, or giving up an opportunity or a possession.

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What are the opposite words for forgo?

The word "forgo" means to give up or do without. Antonyms for forgo include "indulge" meaning to allow oneself to enjoy something that is considered a luxury, "pursue" meaning to actively seek or work towards something, "retain" meaning to keep or hold onto something, and "enjoy" meaning to experience pleasure or satisfaction in something. Other antonyms for forgo may include "embrace" and "accept." While forgo is often associated with sacrifice or self-control, these antonyms suggest indulgence, pursuit, and enjoyment instead.

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Usage examples for Forgo

Next, the mere disregarding of Mrs. Lovenant-Smith was a pleasure she felt it incumbent upon herself not to forgo.
"The Story of Louie"
Oliver Onions
As for him who had risen to the exalted station of Emperor, he could be exceedingly obliging in many ways, but to be allowed to sit at the first table was a right which he must not forgo; otherwise folks might think he did not know it was his prerogative to come before all others.
"The Emperor of Portugallia"
Selma Lagerlof
For, although he had seen the great miracle, he had no mind to forgo his proper fare.
"Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters"
Amy Steedman

Famous quotes with Forgo

  • Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.
    Theodore Bikel
  • The Greatest Generation got to save old tires, dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar. The Richest Generation is being asked to shop.
    Margaret Carlson
  • Your chilly stars I can forgo, this warm kind world is all I know.
    William Johnson Cory
  • I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
    Galileo Galilei
  • Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera it is the ego they cannot forgo.
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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