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synonyms for refraining

  • 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
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antonyms for refraining

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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 refraining in a sentence

I can tell you’ve got a longing to sally forth, a-thronging—I ask you, please refrain.
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The agreement called on providers to refrain from shutting off business or residential customers who could not pay, for example, and suspended potential late fees.
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Still, some political operatives doubted that companies would be able to refrain from PAC donations for long.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM ROCKED AS FIRMS PAUSE OR HALT CONTRIBUTIONS AFTER ELECTION RESULTS CHALLENGEDTODD FRANKEL, JEFF STEIN, TONY ROMMJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That advice has been a constant refrain in a pandemic responsible for more than 350,000 deaths in the United States.
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Hospital leaders, front-line workers and experts condemned Ducey for refraining from imposing sweeping mitigation measures.
LOS ANGELES IS RUNNING OUT OF OXYGEN FOR PATIENTS AS COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS HIT RECORD HIGHS NATIONWIDEFENIT NIRAPPIL, WILLIAM WANJANUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A common refrain across major luxury brands’ earnings calls this year was that sales were tanking everywhere except China.
HOW CHINA’S SWIFT RECOVERY BOOSTED IT TO FASHION CAPITAL STATUSJIM COOPERDECEMBER 28, 2020DIGIDAY
Campbell Supervisor Matt Cline aimed to solve that issue by rewriting the resolution so that it simply prohibits using any county money or employees to enforce the restrictions and requests that the sheriff refrain from doing so.
RURAL VIRGINIA COUNTY OFFICIALS PASS RESOLUTION REJECTING ‘TYRANNY’ OF GOVERNOR’S CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONSGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Refraining from vowing to him, man sustains a character no higher than the wicked who restrain prayer before God.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
What had happened to her that she should be thus beside herself, and hardly capable of refraining from open tears?
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
Abstain′er, specially one who does not take alcoholic drinks; Absten′tion, a refraining.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO REFRAINING

  • abnegation
  • abstaining
  • abstemiousness
  • asceticism
  • avoidance
  • chastity
  • continence
  • fasting
  • forbearance
  • frugality
  • moderation
  • refraining
  • renunciation
  • self-control
  • self-denial
  • self-restraint
  • soberness
  • sobriety
  • teetotalism
  • temperance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.