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Refrain Meaning | Refrain Mnemonic

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Synonyms: abstain, forbear

Refrain Sentence: She is trying to refrain from sex before marriage.

Under The Lens: Difference between Abstain, Forbear and Refrain

Abstain means to hold oneself back voluntarily, especially from something regarded as improper or unhealthy. Ex :- He abstains from smoking during office hours.

Forbear suggests self-control, usually out of patience or charity. Ex – He forbore to hit his child even though she abused him in front of everyone.

Refrain usually suggests withholding an action temporarily or not giving in to momentary desire. Ex – Due to his weight problem, he refrained from eating bakery products for a year.

 

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