Synonyms of forbear


1. forebear, forbear, ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root

usage: a person from whom you are descended


1. forbear, hold back, refrain, forbear

usage: refrain from doing; "she forbore a snicker"

2. refrain, forbear

usage: resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"

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Definition and meaning of forbear (Dictionary)