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Definition of Forbear


  1. An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
  2. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
  3. To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
  4. To control one's self when provoked.
  5. To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.
  6. To treat with consideration or indulgence.
  7. To cease from bearing.

Forbear Translations

forbear in German is Vorfahr
forbear in Norwegian is unnlate
forbear in Spanish is antepasado