From fore- + give. Cognate with German vorgeben (“to pretend”).
foregive (third-person singular simple present foregives, present participle foregiving, simple past foregave, past participle foregiven)
- (transitive) To give ahead of time; give in advance.
- 2011, Darrell Moneyhon, Allsville Emerging:
- In the case of Allsville, the “software” is still being developed, and is particularly vulnerable to contamination. The jury method of random assignment would help bypass the personal temptation to “run something.” It would “foregive” the gift of lightness to would-be power grabbers.