Refrain synonyms and antonyms

rĭ-frān'

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To refrain from (doing something):
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(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
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To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
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Music written for group singing
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To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
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To modify a musical instrument so that it produces the correct pitches.
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(Obs.) To go past
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To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
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(Idiomatic) To proceed; to begin.
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(Intransitive) Deliberately refrain from casting one's vote at a meeting where one is present. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
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A Chinese dynasty (960–1279). Its rule was marked by economic prosperity, technological innovation, and a flourishing of art and culture.
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(Slang) To initiate into a club, usually a gang, with violence.
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To remain in a state or condition; stay:
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To hold oneself back
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To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
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To come to an end; stop:
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The definition of a theme is a topic, a recurring idea or a short melody.
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A passage of poetry, esp. of a lyric sort
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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(Intransitive) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
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The definition of halt is to hesitate, to put a stop to something or to come to a sudden stop.
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To go before in place, time, or degree; precede
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To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
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The burden of a song; the chorus; the refrain.
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To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.
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Find another word for refrain. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for refrain, like: avoid, hold off, do, chorus, withhold, tune, forgo, restrain, go-ahead, abstain and inhibit.