1. To stop; to cease; to hold from proceeding; as, forbear to repeat these reproachful words.
2. To pause; to delay; as, forbear a while.
3. To abstain; to omit; to hold one's self from motion or entering on an affair.
Shall I go against Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? 1 Ki 22.
4. To refuse; to decline.
Whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
5. To be patient; to restrain from action or violence. Prov 25:15.
1. To avoid voluntarily; to decline.
Forbear his presence.
2. To abstain from; to omit; to avoid doing. Learn from the scriptures what you ought to do and what to forbear.
Have we not power to forbear working? 1 Cor 9.
3. To spare; to treat with indulgence and patience.
Forbearing one another in love. Eph 4.
4. To withhold.
Forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he destroy thee not. 2 Chr 35.