Antonyms for refrainrɪˈfreɪn
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term refrain
the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
resist doing something
"He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
abstain, refrain, desist(verb)
choose not to consume
"I abstain from alcohol"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Cease from anger.
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