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Definition 1: intend with some possibility of fulfilment - [verb of cognition]

Samples where go for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening

Synonyms for go for in the sense of this definition

(go for is a kind of ...) have the will and intention to carry out some action

"He plans to be in graduate school next year" "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"

Definition 2: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to - [verb of communication]

Samples where go for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot accept your invitation
  • I go for this resolution

Synonyms for go for in the sense of this definition

(go for is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

(... is a kind of go for ) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

"She gave herself to many men"

(... is a kind of go for ) consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something

"She agreed to all my conditions" "He agreed to leave her alone"

(... is a kind of go for ) accept despite lack of complete satisfaction

"We settled for a lower price"

(... is a kind of go for ) consent in writing to pay money to a trade union for political use

(... is a kind of go for ) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of go for ) consent reluctantly

(... is a kind of go for ) accept as a charge

Definition 3: make an attempt at achieving something - [verb of competition]

Samples where go for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She tried for the Olympics

Synonyms for go for in the sense of this definition

(go for is a kind of ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Definition 4: have a fancy or particular liking or desire for - [verb of emotion]

Samples where go for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window

Synonyms for go for in the sense of this definition

(go for is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(go for implies ...) find enjoyable or agreeable

"I like jogging" "She likes to read Russian novels"

Definition 5: be pertinent or relevant or applicable - [verb of stative]

Samples where go for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The same laws apply to you!
  • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
  • The same rules go for everyone

Synonyms for go for in the sense of this definition

(go for is a kind of ...) be relevant to

"There were lots of questions referring to her talk" "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

(go for has a similar meaning as ...) be applicable to; as to an analysis

"This theory lends itself well to our new data"

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