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Synonyms for forbear
ˈfɔrˌbɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forebear, forbear(verb)

    a person from whom you are descended

    Synonyms:
    forebear

  2. forbear, hold back(verb)

    refrain from doing

    "she forbore a snicker"

    Synonyms:
    hold in, keep, restrain, hold back, hold off, hold, check, conceal, retain, contain, keep back, wait, stop, arrest, refrain, turn back

  3. refrain, forbear(verb)

    resist doing something

    "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"

    Synonyms:
    desist, refrain, hold back, abstain

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forbear

    Synonyms:
    abstain, refrain, withhold, forego, avoid

    Antonyms:
    seek, indulge, forbid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forbear(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    stop, pause, cease, desist, stay, break off, leave off, give over

  2. forbear(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    abstain, refrain

  3. forbear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shun, decline, avoid

  4. forbear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    omit, withhold, abstain from

  5. forbear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    spare, treat with indulgence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forbear(v)

    Synonyms:
    refrain, stop, pause, withhold, abstain, endure, tolerate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    abstain

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How to use forbear in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Shober:

    The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness (humility) and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love.

  2. Matthew Prior:

    Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.

  3. Robert Burns:

    The great Creator to revereMust sure become the creatureBut still the preaching cant forbear,And ev'n the rigid featureYet ne'er with wits profane to rangeBe complaisance extendedAn atheist laugh's a poor exchangeFor deity offended.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    There is no observation more frequently made by such as employ themselves in surveying the conduct of mankind, than that marriage, though the dictate of nature, and the institution of Providence, is yet very often the cause of misery, and that those who enter into that state can seldom forbear to express their repentance, and their envy of those whom either chance or caution hath withheld from it.

  5. Thomas Carlyle:

    If those gentlemen would let me alone I should be much obliged to them. I would say, as Shakespeare would say... Sweet Friend, for Jesus sake forbear.


Translations for forbear

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  • контролирам се, страня от, отбягвам, въздържам сеBulgarian
  • vzdát, zdržet se, vyhnout seCzech
  • abstenerse, retenerseSpanish
  • ez eginBasque
  • itsensä, välttää, hillitä, estää, kieltäytyä, pidättyä, estyäFinnish
  • se retenir, éviter, refréner, décliner, ajourner, refuser, garder son sang froid, s'abstenirFrench
  • tartózkodikHungarian
  • menahan diriIndonesian
  • zich onthoudenDutch
  • избегать, [[проявлять]] [[терпение]], воздерживаться, [[контролировать]] [[себя]], [[быть]] [[терпеливыйRussian
  • låta bliSwedish

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