• (n.) An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
  • (v. i.) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
  • (v. i.) To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
  • (v. i.) To control one's self when provoked.
  • (v. t.) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.
  • (v. t.) To treat with consideration or indulgence.
  • (v. t.) To cease from bearing.

Compare forbear with other words:

forbear vs. restrain

forbear vs. forbearer

eschew vs. forbear

constrain vs. forbear

bear vs. forbear

abstemious vs. forbear

descendant vs. forbear

forbear vs. forbearing

forbear vs. forbearant

control vs. forbear

forbear vs. forbearance

forbear vs. pause

delay vs. forbear

forbear vs. refrain

avoid vs. forbear

forbear vs. forebear

desist vs. forbear

content vs. forbear

forbear vs. spare

forbear vs. refuse

forbear vs. offspring

decline vs. forbear

forbear vs. forgive

abstain vs. forbear