Forbear is defined as to stop yourself from doing something.(verb)
An example of forbear is when you stop yourself from eating chocolate.
See forbear in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME forberen < OE forberan: see for- & bear
See forbear in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb for·bore (-bôrˈ, -bōrˈ), for·borne (-bôrnˈ, -bōrnˈ), for·bear·ing, for·bears verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English forberen
Origin: , from Old English forberan, to endure; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
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