Synonyms of refrain in English:

refrain

verb

  • 1 the demonstrators have promised to refrain from violent behavior
    abstain from, desist from, hold back from, stop oneself from, forbear (from), avoid, eschew, shun, renounce
    informal swear off
    formal forswear, abjure
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