v.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.v.tr.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).CITE: http://www.freedictionary.com
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