Definition Refrain

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Definition

to refrain from (doing something): to abstain from, to avoid (doing something)
verb
Please refrain from smoking in the office. I would appreciate it if you would not smoke in here.

Examples

  • "Lawyer : Uh, Mr. Capone, for legal purposes, I'd like you to refrain from using the term "gangster" to describe yourself."

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