Thesaurus

forbear

verb

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)


Learn More about forbear


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up forbear? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an incorrigible rascal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!