Synonyms of forbear in English:

forbear


See definition of forbear

verb

1‘the boy forebore from touching anything’

SYNONYMS

refrain, abstain, desist, keep, restrain oneself, stop oneself, hold back, withhold

resist the temptation to, steer clear of, give a wide berth to, fight shy of

eschew, avoid, shun, decline to

cease, give up, break off

informal lay off, leave off, swear off

British informal give over, jack in

nautical slang belay

ANTONYMS

persist in