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1 forbear /foɚˈbeɚ/ verb
forbears; forbore /-ˈboɚ/ ; /foɚˈboɚ/; forborne /-ˈboɚn/ ; /foɚˈboɚn/; forbearing
1 forbear
/foɚˈbeɚ/
verb
forbears; forbore /-ˈboɚ/ ; /foɚˈboɚ/; forborne /-ˈboɚn/ ; /foɚˈboɚn/; forbearing
Learner's definition of FORBEAR
formal
: to choose not to do (something that you could do) : to avoid doing or saying (something)
[+ object]
[no object]

— forbearing

adjective [more forbearing; most forbearing]
2 forbear
2 forbear
Learner's definition of FORBEAR
variant spelling of forebear
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