What does forbear mean?

forbear in AZ Dictionary

(v) To keep from; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
(v) To desist from; stop.
(v) To keep from; resist: forbear replying. See Synonyms at refrain1.
(v) to attend; refrain.
(v) becoming tolerant or diligent in the face of provocation.
(v) to attend; refrain.
(n) Variant of forebear.
(n) Variant of forebear.
(n) alternate spelling of forebear.
(v) to help keep far from; to prevent; to refrain from; to quit.
(v) To keep from proceeding; to pause; to hesitate.
(v) maintain far from; to avoid; to abstain from; to quit.
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.

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  • Sentence for "forbear"
  • Quotes for "forbear"
  • Synonym for "forbear"
    • ancestor, forefather, refuse, decline, avoid
  • Verb Forms for "forbear"
    • forbearing, forbearing, forbears, forbears, forbore
  • Phrases for "forbear"
    • can't forbear, forbear from
  • Hyponym for "forbear"
    • holdback, abstain, stand-by, sit out, save
  • Hypernym for "forbear"
    • refrain
  • Etymologically Related for "forbear"
    • forbearance, forbearant
  • Same Context for "forbear"
    • vouchsafe, denarii, him
  • Variant for "forbear"
    • forborne, forborne, forbore, forebear
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