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forgo [ fawr-goh ]
Main Entry: forgo
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up, do without
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, abjure, abstain, cede, desist, eschew, forbear, forsake, give in, go on the wagon, leave alone, leave out, pack in, pass, pass on, pass up, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resign, resist, sacrifice, sit out, surrender, swear off, take the cure, take the oath, waive, yield
Antonyms: continue, indulge, keep, use
Main Entry: abdicate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up a right, position, or power
Synonyms: abandon, abjure, abnegate, bag it, bail out, cede, demit, drop, forgo, give up, leave, leave high and dry, leave holding the bag, leave in the lurch, opt out, quit, quitclaim, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, sell out, step down, surrender, vacate, waive, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: assert, assume, challenge, claim, defend, defy, hold, maintain, remain, retain, treasure, usurp
Main Entry: abnegate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: renounce
Synonyms: abstain, decline, forbear, forgo, give up, refrain, reject
Main Entry: abstain
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: hold back from doing
Synonyms: abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, constrain, curb, decline, deny oneself, do without, eschew, evade, fast, fence-sit, forbear, forgo, give the go by, give up, go on the wagon, keep from, pass, pass up, quit, refrain, refuse, renounce, shun, sit on one's hands, sit on the fence, sit out, spurn, starve, stop, take the cure, take the pledge, withhold
Antonyms: indulge, use
Main Entry: decline
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: say no
Synonyms: abjure, abstain, avoid, balk, beg to be excused, bypass, demur, deny, desist, disapprove, dismiss, don't buy, forbear, forgo, gainsay, nix, not accept, not hear of, not think of, pass on, refrain, refuse, reject, renounce, reprobate, repudiate, send regrets, shy, spurn, turn down, turn thumbs down
Antonyms: accept, say yes
Main Entry: deny
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: disagree, renounce, decline
Synonyms: abjure, abnegate, ban, begrudge, call on, contradict, contravene, controvert, curb, disacknowledge, disallow, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discredit, disown, disprove, doubt, enjoin from, eschew, exclude, forbid, forgo, forsake, gainsay, hold back, keep back, negate, negative, not buy, nullify, oppose, rebuff, rebut, recant, refuse, refute, reject, repudiate, restrain, revoke, sacrifice, say no to, spurn, taboo, take exception to, turn down, turn thumbs down, veto, withhold
Antonyms: accede, acknowledge, admit, affirm, agree, allow, concede, confess, corroborate, go along, grant
Main Entry: dispense with
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: omit; do away with
Synonyms: abolish, abstain from, brush aside, cancel, dispose of, disregard, do without, forgo, get rid of, give up, ignore, pass over, relinquish, render needless, shake off, waive
Antonyms: accept, keep, regard, retain, take, use
Main Entry: do without
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: get along without
Synonyms: abstain from, dispense, endure, forgo, give up
Main Entry: eschew
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: have nothing to do with
Synonyms: abandon, abjure, abstain, avoid, double, duck, elude, evade, forgo, forswear, give up, have no truck with, let well enough alone, not touch, refrain, renounce, sacrifice, shun, shy, shy away from, steer clear of, swear off
Antonyms: embrace, like, love
Main Entry: forbear
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: resist the temptation to
Synonyms: abstain, avoid, bridle, cease, curb, decline, desist, escape, eschew, evade, forgo, go easy, hold back*, inhibit, keep, keep from, omit, pause, refrain, restrain, sacrifice, shun, stop, withhold
Antonyms: continue, indulge, involve, partake, use
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