Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Refrain"

The meaning of "Refrain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does refrain mean?
A: to avoid doing or stop yourself from doing something
Q: What does please refrain from using your mobile phone. mean?
A: 携帯電話の使用を控えてください。 多分電話することだけという意味ですけど、確かにアプリなどの使用を控えた方がいい場合もあるはずです。意味は事情次第だと思います。
Q: What does refrain from leaving mean?
A: Do not leave
Q: What does refrain from mean?
A: Refrain from doing X Don't do X Stop yourself from doing X

Example sentences using "Refrain"

Q: Please show me example sentences with refrain from.
A: She could not refrain from crying at these words. (Refrain is a formal word and means: try not to do) Please try not to talk: Please refrain from talking.
Q: Please show me example sentences with refrain from .
A: Refrain from means to avoid. Examples Please refrain from eating chocolate. Refrain from using foul language.
Q: Please show me example sentences with refrain.
A: please refrain from touching my stuff
Q: Please show me example sentences with refrain.
A: "I try to refrain from smoking around my friends." "Please refrain from talking on your phone while riding the train."

Synonyms of "Refrain" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between refrain from and restrain from ?
A: I believe this usage of restrain is incorrect. The format is usually "restrain (person/object)" For example: "I restrained my dog from biting the toy" "I restrained myself from eating too much." "I restrained my friend from punching the drunkard." Your usage of refrain is correct. "I refrained from taking drugs." "Irene refrained from yelling at her boss." The usage is different. Restrain is applied to objects. Refrain is not. It is applied only to the person that does the refraining. Otherwise, both mean essentially the same thing. Refrain means to prevent (yourself) from doing something. Restrain means to prevent (someone/something) from doing something. The meaning is similar but the grammar rules are different.
Q: What is the difference between refrain and restrain ?
A: refrain = choose not to do something restrain = force someone to not do something Bill wore an ugly shirt today, but I refrained from saying anything about it. (= I chose not to say anything) When Jack laughed at Bill's shirt, Bill had to be restrained, because he wanted to punch Jack in the face. (= someone had to force Bill to stop)
Q: What is the difference between refrain and abstain ?
A: Okay. Same answer for "refrain." The emphasis is that you may want to, but you stop yourself or are ordered not to do something. "Abstain" means not to do something because you choose to. "I abstain from eating meat because I love animals."
Q: What is the difference between refrain and restrain ?
A: Refrain means you hold yourself back from doing something. Restrain means someone or something else holds you back
Q: What is the difference between refrain from and abstain from ?
A: "Refrain" has neutral connotations "I refrained from telling him the truth as I didn't want to hurt his feelings." "Abstain from" is to refrain from doing something usually because it is unhealthy/bad for you "I'm abstaining from eating meat because it's bad for my heart."

Translations of "Refrain"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? “please refrain from bringing strollers or carry cases into the museum. however we provide a stor...
A: Sounds just fine.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? refrain ( it's tune ? chorus ?)
A: Chorus is the part of a song that is repeated. The word "refrain" is also used.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? refrain
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? refrain
A: @aiharacchi: its the same. This word is a universal english word.

Other questions about "Refrain"

Q: It's not what it looks like. That's the refrain from Sean Hannity, after lawyers for President Trup's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, revealed in court on Monday that the Fox News host is one of noly three...
A: refrain can mean a comment or complaint that is often repeated
Q: Please refrain from making personal calls during study. does this sound natural?
A: "Please refrain from making personal calls during study time." You need something more after 'study.' Something like 'study time' or 'study hours' or you could say "Please refrain from making personal calls when you are studying.
Q: Please refrain from bringing any food in a restaurant. does this sound natural?
A: A better way to say it is "Please refrain from bringing any food into the restaurant."
Q: お腹に力を入れる作業はやめてください。Please refrain from the activities straining your stomach. does this sound natural?
A: This sounds pretty spot on, but to make it more natural maybe just add "that are" Please refrain from the activities that are straining your stomach
Q: it used to be a refrain of my mother's “you better care about your friend” does this sound natural?
A: Care for your friends is most likely what it means. To care about friends means you care about having friends from fear of loneliness. To care for your friends means that you look after them and worry about them.

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