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synonyms for refrained

  • abstain
  • avoid
  • cease
  • curb
  • desist
  • forgo
  • halt
  • renounce
  • resist
  • restrain
  • arrest
  • check
  • eschew
  • forbear
  • inhibit
  • interrupt
  • keep
  • pass
  • quit
  • stop
  • withhold
  • be temperate
  • give up
  • go on the wagon
  • leave off
  • not do
  • pass up
  • sit out
  • take the cure
  • take the pledge

antonyms for refrained

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  • carry on
  • continue
  • indulge
  • keep on
  • use
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • help
  • let go
  • release
  • do
  • go ahead
  • jump in
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How to use refrained in a sentence

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that was founded in 2008 with a focus on protecting searchers’ privacy, notably showing all searchers the same search results and refraining from building profiles of its users.
HOW DUCKDUCKGO (AND MICROSOFT) BENEFIT FROM GOOGLE’S SPRAWLING ADVERTISING BUSINESSANDY TAYLORNOVEMBER 23, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Miss Manners congratulates you for refraining from using these weapons casually.
MISS MANNERS: SHUNNING, SHAMING AND ‘CANCEL CULTURE’JUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Its CEO Brian Armstrong recently came out publicly with a divisive memo calling employees to refrain from politics.
WHY SO MANY VALUABLE STARTUPS SEEM LIKE THE DUMBEST IDEA AT FIRSTLUCINDA SHENNOVEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
For two years, Murray was able to refrain from smoking, but when his business fell on hard times during the pandemic, he went back.
HOW THE PANDEMIC GOT PEOPLE SMOKING AGAINMELINDA FAKUADENOVEMBER 12, 2020VOX
The caveat here is if you or any member of your household is sick, this is probably a good time to refrain from any celebrations and just really stay in the house.
HOW TO SAFELY CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN DURING COVID-19KATE BAGGALEYOCTOBER 29, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
When the climate questions come Thursday evening, odds are both candidates will stick largely to their favored refrains.
‘IT’S A SEA CHANGE’: HOW CLIMATE WENT FROM THE BACK BURNER TO A CENTRAL ISSUE IN THIS YEAR’S DEBATESBRADY DENNISOCTOBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Albinia, I have refrained from speech as long as possible; but this is really too much!
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Out of deference to the Governor, the American soldiers had refrained from firing upon it.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Mazaroff refrained from following, saying that he would smoke a cigarette in the seclusion of the garden.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
It occurred to the Colonel that her day was past, but he wisely refrained from giving the thought utterance.
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