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go for (v.)

1550s, "be taken or regarded as," also "be in favor of," from go (v.) + for (adv.). Meaning "attack, assail" is from 1880. Go for broke is from 1951, American English colloquial.

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Definitions of go for from WordNet

go for (v.)
be pertinent or relevant or applicable;
The same rules go for everyone
Synonyms: apply / hold
go for (v.)
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to;
I go for this resolution
Synonyms: accept / consent
go for (v.)
intend with some possibility of fulfilment;
Synonyms: hope
go for (v.)
have a fancy or particular liking or desire for;
Synonyms: fancy / take to
go for (v.)
make an attempt at achieving something;
Synonyms: try for
From wordnet.princeton.edu