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foregoing

adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) coming or having been mentioned before, especially in speeches or writing; (n.) the thing that was mentioned before

Synonyms: (adj.) aforementioned, previous, former, prior, preceding

Antonyms: (adj.) following, later, after

Tips: Foregoing is used in writing to refer to things that have been stated before what is currently being stated. To forego something means "to precede it," while the differently spelled, same-sounding word forgo, means "to abstain from something."

Usage Examples:

The foregoing statements explained the plan; now we will discuss how to implement it. (aforementioned, previous, preceding)

We have examined the foregoing report and can attest to its validity. (aforementioned)

She tried to retract the foregoing statement, but the damage was already done. (previous, prior, former)

Iíll have to forgo the conference in Miami because of a foregoing engagement. (prior, preceding)


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