Synonyms for forbear

Synonyms for (noun) forbear

Synonyms: forbear, forebear

Definition: a person from whom you are descended

Similar words: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root

Definition: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Synonyms for (verb) forbear

Synonyms: forbear, hold back

Definition: refrain from doing

Usage: she forbore a snicker

Similar words: forbear, refrain

Definition: resist doing something

Usage: He refrained from hitting him back; she could not forbear weeping