forbear Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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forbearverb [I]

uk   /fɔːˈbeər/  us   /fɔːrˈber/ (forbore, forborne) formal
to ​prevent yourself from saying or doing something, ​especially in a way that ​showscontrol, good ​judgment, or ​kindness to ​others: His ​plan was such a ​success that ​even his ​originalcritics could ​scarcely forbear from congratulating him. The ​doctor said she was ​optimistic about the ​outcome of the ​operation but forbore to make any ​promises at this early ​stage.

forbearnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈfɔː.beər/  us   /ˈfɔːr.ber/
a forebear
(Definition of forbear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forbear”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自制,克制…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自製,克制…
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