forbear - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] formal 

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/fɔː(r)ˈbeə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyforbear
he/she/itforbears
present participleforbearing
past tenseforbore
past participleforborne
  1. to stop yourself from doing or saying something, especially in a way that shows that you are polite or patient