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for·bear 1

v. for·bore (-bôr′), for·borne (-bôrn′), for·bear·ing, for·bears
1. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain: forbear from making a comment.
2. To be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation.
1. To refrain from; resist: forbore criticizing them.
2. To restrain oneself so as not (to do something): "He saw that she was preoccupied, and forbore to question her" (Thomas Hardy).

[Middle English forberen, from Old English forberan, to endure; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

for·bear′er n.

for·bear 2

Variant of forebear.
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