forbear definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To keep from; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To desist from; stop.
    • To keep from; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • Obsolete in order to avoid or shun.
    • To desist from; cease.
    • Obsolete To avoid or shun.
    • To avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To desist from; stop.
    • Obsolete to prevent or shun.
    • To keep from; in order to prevent; to refrain from; to quit.
    • To treat with consideration or indulgence.
    • To stop from bearing.
    • To keep far from; in order to avoid; to abstain from; to stop.
    • to take care of with consideration or indulgence.
    • To cease from bearing.
    • To keep from; in order to avoid; to abstain from; to give up.
    • to take care of with consideration or indulgence.
    • To stop from bearing.
    • To keep from; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To desist from; cease.
    • Obsolete in order to avoid or shun.
    • To avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To desist from; cease.
    • Obsolete in order to avoid or shun.
    • To avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To desist from; cease.
    • Obsolete To avoid or shun.
    • To avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To desist from; stop.
    • Obsolete to prevent or shun.
    • To keep away from; to prevent; to abstain from; to stop.
    • to take care of with consideration or indulgence.
    • To stop from bearing.
    • maintain far from; in order to prevent; to refrain from; to stop.
    • To try to avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To refrain from; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To try to avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • to deal with with consideration or indulgence.
    • To avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To keep far from; in order to prevent; to refrain from; to give up.
    • To desist from; stop.
    • To desist from; stop.
    • To cease from bearing.
    • To desist from; cease.
    • To desist from; cease.
    • Obsolete in order to avoid or shun.
    • Obsolete To avoid or shun.
    • To treat with consideration or indulgence.
    • Obsolete To avoid or shun.
    • Obsolete in order to avoid or shun.
    • To try to avoid; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
    • To cease from bearing.
    • To desist from; stop.
    • Obsolete in order to avoid or shun.
    • to help keep away from; in order to prevent; to avoid; to give up.
    • To treat with consideration or indulgence.
    • To cease from bearing.
    • To keep from; in order to avoid; to abstain from; to quit.
    • maintain away from; to prevent; to abstain from; to stop.
    • to deal with with consideration or indulgence.
    • To keep away from; to prevent; to refrain from; to give up.
    • to take care of with consideration or indulgence.
    • To cease from bearing.
    • To keep far from; in order to prevent; to refrain from; to quit.
    • to take care of with consideration or indulgence.
    • To cease from bearing.
    • to help keep far from; in order to avoid; to refrain from; to quit.
    • to deal with with consideration or indulgence.
    • To cease from bearing.
    • To stop from bearing.
    • To treat with consideration or indulgence.
    • To cease from bearing.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to attend; refrain.
    • becoming tolerant or diligent in the face of provocation.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • become tolerant or patient in the face of provocation.
    • To avoid proceeding; to pause; to postpone.
    • To refuse; to drop; to give no heed.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
    • To decline; to drop; to offer no heed.
    • to regulate a person's self whenever provoked.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • become tolerant or patient when confronted with provocation.
    • to manage your self when provoked.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
    • To decline; to decline; to give no heed.
    • to manage your self when provoked.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • To be tolerant or diligent when confronted with provocation.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • to-be tolerant or diligent facing provocation.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • is tolerant or diligent in the face of provocation.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
    • To refuse; to drop; to provide no heed.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • to regulate your self whenever provoked.
    • To try to avoid proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
    • becoming tolerant or patient in the face of provocation.
    • To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to wait.
    • To decline; to drop; to provide no heed.
    • To decline; to decline; to provide no heed.
    • to manage an individual's self whenever provoked.
    • to manage your self when provoked.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • is tolerant or diligent facing provocation.
    • To hold back; refrain.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • is tolerant or diligent facing provocation.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
    • becoming tolerant or diligent in the face of provocation.
    • to attend; refrain.
    • To refuse; to decline; to provide no heed.
    • to-be tolerant or diligent in the face of provocation.
    • To control a person's self when provoked.
    • becoming tolerant or patient in the face of provocation.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to postpone.
    • To decline; to decline; to give no heed.
    • To avoid proceeding; to pause; to postpone.
    • To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to wait.
    • To refuse; to decline; to offer no heed.
    • To control one's self whenever provoked.
    • To decline; to decline; to give no heed.
    • To decline; to drop; to give no heed.
    • to manage an individual's self whenever provoked.
    • To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to postpone.
    • to regulate a person's self whenever provoked.
    • to manage an individual's self when provoked.
    • To refuse; to drop; to give no heed.
    • To control one's self whenever provoked.
  • noun:
    • Variant of forebear.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • alternate spelling of forebear.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- often when you look at the plural.
    • Alternative spelling of forebear.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- generally inside plural.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • alternate spelling of forebear.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- frequently in the plural.
    • See forebear.
    • See forebear.
    • people from whom you are descended
    • a person from whom you are descended
    • See forebear.
    • someone from that you tend to be descended
    • Variant of forebear.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • Alternative spelling of forebear.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • alternate spelling of forebear.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- frequently when you look at the plural.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- generally inside plural.
    • Alternative spelling of forebear.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- often in the plural.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • See forebear.
    • alternate spelling of forebear.
    • someone from that you are descended
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually inside plural.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • Variant of forebear.
    • See forebear.
    • See forebear.
    • a person from whom you tend to be descended
    • you from whom you tend to be descended
    • alternate spelling of forebear.
    • alternate spelling of forebear.
    • Alternative spelling of forebear.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- generally in the plural.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
    • Alternative spelling of forebear.
    • alternate spelling of forebear.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- typically within the plural.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- generally into the plural.
    • An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
    • See forebear.
    • you from that you tend to be descended
    • See forebear.
    • one from that you tend to be descended
    • See forebear.
    • See forebear.
    • you from whom you are descended
    • someone from whom you tend to be descended
    • See forebear.
    • See forebear.
    • people from whom you are descended
    • an individual from that you tend to be descended
  • verb:
    • to help keep far from; to prevent; to refrain from; to quit.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
    • maintain far from; to avoid; to abstain from; to quit.
    • To refuse; to decrease; to provide no heed.
    • To avoid proceeding; to pause; to wait.
    • to manage yourself when provoked.
    • To refuse; to decrease; to offer no heed.
    • to regulate oneself whenever provoked.
    • maintain away from; in order to avoid; to abstain from; to quit.
    • To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
    • To decline; to drop; to give no heed.
    • to manage oneself whenever provoked.
    • keep from performing
    • keep from performing
    • resist performing some thing
    • resist doing some thing
    • keep from performing
    • resist doing anything
    • to help keep away from; to avoid; to refrain from; to stop.
    • To try to avoid proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
    • To decline; to decrease; to give no heed.
    • To control yourself when provoked.
    • To keep from; to avoid; to abstain from; to stop.
    • To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to postpone.
    • To decline; to drop; to give no heed.
    • to regulate yourself when provoked.
    • To keep from; to prevent; to refrain from; to give up.
    • To avoid proceeding; to pause; to delay.
    • To decline; to drop; to give no heed.
    • to regulate oneself when provoked.
    • to help keep away from; to prevent; to avoid; to quit.
    • To try to avoid proceeding; to pause; to wait.
    • To refuse; to drop; to give no heed.
    • to manage oneself whenever provoked.
    • avoid performing
    • resist doing one thing
    • To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up.
    • To avoid proceeding; to pause; to delay.
    • to help keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to stop.
    • to help keep away from; to prevent; to abstain from; to stop.
    • To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
    • maintain from; in order to prevent; to refrain from; to give up.
    • To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up.
    • To refuse; to decrease; to offer no heed.
    • To try to avoid proceeding; to pause; to postpone.
    • To avoid proceeding; to pause; to delay.
    • To keep from proceeding; to pause; to wait.
    • To decline; to decrease; to provide no heed.
    • To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
    • try to avoid doing
    • refrain from doing
    • To refuse; to drop; to provide no heed.
    • to manage oneself whenever provoked.
    • to regulate oneself whenever provoked.
    • to regulate yourself whenever provoked.
    • resist doing one thing
    • to regulate oneself whenever provoked.
    • To decline; to drop; to offer no heed.
    • resist doing something
    • to regulate oneself whenever provoked.
    • avoid performing
    • resist performing anything
    • keep from doing
    • resist performing some thing
    • refrain from doing
    • avoid doing
    • resist performing something
    • resist doing one thing
    • keep from doing
    • try to avoid performing
    • resist doing anything
    • resist doing one thing
  • others:
    • To avoid; refrain from; omit; steer clear of the performing or utilization of.
    • To spare; reason; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; decline; end; stop; hold-off or back.
    • is patient; endure; restrain one's self from action or from violence.
    • Synonyms To abstain, provide over, desist, stay, leave off.
    • To try to avoid; abstain from; omit; avoid the doing or utilization of.
    • To free; reason; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; decline; stop; cease; hold off or back.
    • To keep from; avoid; omit; avoid the doing or utilization of.
    • To free; excuse; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; drop; stop; cease; wait or back.
    • is diligent; endure; restrain a person's self from activity or from violence.
    • Synonyms To abstain, offer over, desist, stay, keep off.
    • To be patient; endure; restrain your self from activity or from assault.
    • Synonyms To abstain, provide over, desist, stay, keep down.
    • To try to avoid; abstain from; omit; steer clear of the performing or utilization of.
    • To spare; reason; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; drop; end; stop; wait or right back.
    • To be diligent; endure; restrain one's self from action or from assault.
    • Synonyms To abstain, provide over, desist, remain, leave off.
    • To keep from; refrain from; omit; prevent the doing or usage of.
    • To keep from; avoid; omit; prevent the doing or utilization of.
    • To spare; excuse; treat indulgently.
    • To spare; reason; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; decline; end; cease; postpone or right back.
    • To refrain; abstain; decline; end; cease; hold off or back.
    • to-be patient; endure; restrain your self from action or from violence.
    • to-be patient; endure; restrain your self from action or from assault.
    • Synonyms To abstain, provide over, desist, remain, leave down.
    • Synonyms To abstain, provide over, desist, stay, keep off.
    • To avoid; refrain from; omit; avoid the performing or usage of.
    • To spare; excuse; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; decrease; end; cease; hold-off or right back.
    • to-be diligent; endure; restrain one's self from activity or from physical violence.
    • Synonyms To abstain, offer over, desist, remain, leave down.
    • To keep from; refrain from; omit; steer clear of the doing or utilization of.
    • To avoid; avoid; omit; prevent the performing or usage of.
    • To spare; excuse; treat indulgently.
    • To free; excuse; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; decrease; stop; stop; hold off or right back.
    • To refrain from; avoid; omit; steer clear of the doing or usage of.
    • To refrain; abstain; decrease; end; cease; hold-off or back.
    • becoming patient; endure; restrain an individual's self from action or from violence.
    • To free; excuse; treat indulgently.
    • To be patient; endure; restrain an individual's self from action or from violence.
    • To refrain; abstain; decline; stop; cease; hold-off or right back.
    • Synonyms To abstain, give over, desist, remain, leave down.
    • becoming diligent; endure; restrain an individual's self from activity or from physical violence.
    • Synonyms To abstain, give over, desist, stay, leave down.
    • To keep from; abstain from; omit; prevent the performing or utilization of.
    • Synonyms To abstain, give over, desist, stay, leave down.
    • To spare; reason; treat indulgently.
    • To refrain; abstain; drop; end; cease; postpone or right back.
    • To avoid; refrain from; omit; prevent the doing or usage of.
    • is diligent; endure; restrain one's self from activity or from assault.
    • To spare; excuse; treat indulgently.
    • Synonyms To abstain, give over, desist, stay, keep off.
    • To refrain; abstain; decline; stop; stop; postpone or straight back.
    • become diligent; endure; restrain a person's self from action or from assault.
    • Synonyms To abstain, give over, desist, stay, keep down.

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