Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun forbear

1 sense of forbear

Sense 1
forebear, forbear -- (a person from whom you are descended)
       => ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb forbear

2 senses of forbear

Sense 1
forbear, hold back -- (refrain from doing; "she forbore a snicker")
       => refrain, forbear -- (resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping")

Sense 2
refrain, forbear -- (resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping")

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