Definition of Go for
1. Verb. Be pertinent or relevant or applicable. "The same rules go for everyone"
Generic synonyms: Bear On, Come To, Concern, Have-to Doe With, Pertain, Refer, Relate, Touch, Touch On
Related verbs: Apply, Lend Oneself
Derivative terms: Applicable, Applicative
2. Verb. Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to. "I go for this resolution"
Specialized synonyms: Give, Agree, Settle, Contract In, Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit, Buckle Under, Give In, Knuckle Under, Succumb, Yield, Take In Charge, Undertake
Generic synonyms: React, Respond
Derivative terms: Acceptation, Acceptation, Consent
3. Verb. Intend with some possibility of fulfilment. "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
4. Verb. Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for. "They go for more bread"; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want
Derivative terms: Fancier, Fancy
5. Verb. Make an attempt at achieving something. "She tried for the Olympics"
Definition of Go for
1. Verb. (&lit go for) ¹
2. Verb. (transitive) To try for, to attempt to reach. ¹
3. Verb. (transitive) To undertake (an action). ¹
4. Verb. (transitive) To attack. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To develop a strong interest in, especially in a sudden manner; to be infatuated with. ¹
6. Verb. To favor, accept. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) To apply equally to. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) To go somewhere in order to do or to experience. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To cost (a stated price). ¹
10. Verb. (transitive) To endure, sustain, or spend (time). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Go For
Literary usage of Go for
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"go for. To be in favour of, to support. 1834 No, sir, I go for the laws and the ... 368, App. 1841 They tell you here that they will not go for a duty on ..."
2. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1804)
"Wait. I am charmed, madam ; I ohey. But some proof you must let me give you. I'M go for a black box, which contains the writings of my whole estate ..."
3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... The stone so dean: was and so bright, That all so soone as it was night, Menne might seene to go for nedc A mile or two, in length and brede. ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"He offered a draft for the amount of the execu- 22 Bow. tion, on merchants residing in New Orleans, and asked for time to go for the money; and these ¡«ing ..."
5. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Let honor and preferment go for gold, But glorious beauty is not to be sold: Or, if it be, 't is at a rate so high, That nothing but adoring it should buy. ..."
6. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"He said, he would fain go to the race ; but, said he, I do not know how to go, for my lord is very angry with me, and, if I should ask him, ..."
7. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (1993)
"Where to go for Help Veterans and dependents throughout the country may obtain information on VA benefits from regional offices by calling a toll-free ..."