Synonyms of refrain in English:


See definition of refrain


1‘he appealed to the protestors to refrain from violence’


abstain, desist, hold back, stop oneself, withhold

forbear, forgo, do without, dispense with, resist the temptation to, avoid, steer clear of, give a wide berth to, have nothing to do with, fight shy of, eschew, shun, renounce, forswear, abjure, leave alone, not touch, reject

stop, cease, finish, discontinue, give up, break off, drop

informal quit, leave off, kick, swear off

British informal jack in

archaic forsake