To cease doing something.
To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
To adapt (music, the voice, etc.) to some pitch, tone, or mood
To keep in check; restrain:
To prohibit (an ecclesiastic) from performing clerical duties.
The definition of forgo is to refrain from doing something or to do without something.
To forego is defined as to go before.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To come to an end; stop:
To refrain from (doing something):
To continue to do:
The definition of halt is to hesitate, to put a stop to something or to come to a sudden stop.
To serve or function as a substitute for another:
To perform or execute; carry out:
Find another word for refraining. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for refraining, like: desisting, forbearing, tuning, withholding, restraining, inhibiting, forgoing, foregoing, curbing, checking and ceasing.