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Forbear

For`bear´   Pronunciation: fǒr`bâr´
n.1.An ancestor; a forefather; - usually in the plural.
v. i.1.To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
[imp. Forbore (Forbare ( ), [Obs.]); p. p. Forborne ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forbearing.]
Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear?
- 1 Kings xxii. 6.
2.To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
3.To control one's self when provoked.
Both bear and forbear.
- Old Proverb.
v. t.1.To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubtful propriety.
But let me that plunder forbear.
- Shenstone.
2.To treat with consideration or indulgence.
Forbearing one another in love.
- Eph. iv. 2.
3.To cease from bearing.
Whenas my womb her burden would forbear.
- Spenser.
Noun1.forbear - a person from whom you are descended
Synonyms: forebear
Verb1.forbear - not do something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
Synonyms: refrain
abstain, abstain from, avoid, be patient, bear, bear with composure, bridle, carry on, carry through, cease, curb, desist, dispense with, do without, endure, escape, eschew, evade, forgive, forgo, give quarter, have mercy upon, have pity, hold, hold aloof from, hold back, hold off, inhibit, keep, keep back, keep from, keep in hand, let alone, let go by, let up on, melt, never touch, not touch, not use, pardon, pass up, refrain, refrain from, relax, relent, reprieve, reserve, restrain, sacrifice, save, shun, spare, stand aloof from, suffer, take pity on, thaw, tolerate, wait, wait it out, waive, withhold
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