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Synonyms and Antonyms of forbear

  1. to resist the temptation of <she's old enough to make her own decisions, so we must forbear criticizing her taste in clothes> Synonyms abjure, abstain (from), forgo (also forego), keep (from), refrain (from), withhold (from) Related Words avoid, eschew, shun; check, constrain, curb, inhibit; deny, refuse, reject, repudiate; buck, combat, fight Near Antonyms acquiesce (to), capitulate, concede (to), knuckle under (to) Antonyms bow (to), give in (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)

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