Antonyms for refrainrɪˈfreɪn

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term refrain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refrain, chorus(verb)

    the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

    move, act

    chorus line, refrain, chorus

  2. refrain, forbear(verb)

    resist doing something

    move, act

    desist, forbear, refrain, hold back, abstain

  3. abstain, refrain, desist(verb)

    choose not to consume

    act, move

    desist, forbear, refrain, abstain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refrain

    Strains of music may gradually or suddenly cease. A man quits work on the instant; he may discontinue a practise gradually; he quits suddenly and completely; he stops short in what he may or may not resume; he pauses in what he will probably resume. What intermits or is intermitted returns again, as a fever that intermits. Compare ABANDON; DIE; END; REST.

    begin, commence, enter upon, inaugurate, initiate, institute, originate, set about, set going, set in operation, set on foot, start

    abstain, bring to an end, cease, come to an end, conclude, desist, discontinue, end, end, finish, give over, intermit, leave off, pause, quit, stop, terminate

    Cease from anger.


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