Words and phrases that have a meaning related to refrain:   (186 results)

act, consume, have, ingest, move, take, take in

Often used in the same context:
desist, abstain, barred, forbid, discourage, prohibit, dissuade, preclude, shun, stop, prevent, enjoining, avoid, cease, banned, shied, deter, forbear, withdraw, eschew, withhold, distract, shirk, resist, debar, admonishing, beware, insist, goad, demurred, tolerate, chiding, cautioning, averse, restrain, resorted, retaliate, consider, abjure, excused, accuse, deviate, overreact, keep, chastize, reciprocate, exempted, scolding, resile, disallow, dimittis, forswear, condone, moralize, disqualify, condemn, abandon, ignore, abide, hesitate, deplore, chastised, discountenance, implore, accustomed, disassociating, countermanding, cajoling, blare, unpeg, reconsider, distanced, disengage, renounce, aggressing, hear, reiterate, detract, foreswear, proscribe, adhere, coerce, frown upon, heed, reject, absenting, detest, forsake, apologize, harassing, rebuked, entreat, berating, chant, reproached, expunge, emanate, forego, spiting, frighten, derogate, dissociate, refrains, tune, song, lament, dirge, litany, melody, plaint, lullaby, incantation, chanting, jingle, riff, phrase, requiem, chants, cry, rhyme, story

More specific:
avoid, fast, forgo, give up, help, help oneself, keep off, let it go, mortify, sit out, stand by, subdue, tra-la, tra-la-la

Appears in the definition of:
., abstain, assurance, avoid, ballad, bottle up, court order, deduct, designated driver, fal la, fa la, forgo, give up, holy day of obligation, keep off, keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, lay, leave, leave alone, leave behind, pledge, recoup, rest, rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay, save, shut one's mouth, spare, stay off, suppress, tra-la, tra-la-la, unilateral contract, withhold

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More general:

abstain, chorus, desist, forbear, forebear

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— Adjectives for refrain: constant, same, familiar, old, common, sad, scarce, sweet, popular, recurring, frequent, more...

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