postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off(verb)
hold back to a later time
"let's postpone the exam"
submit, bow, defer, accede, give in(verb)
yield to another's wish or opinion
"The government bowed to the military pressure"
to put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold
to put off; to delay to act; to wait
to render or offer
to lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to
to yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to
Origin: [OE. differren, F. diffrer, fr. L. differre to delay, bear different ways; dis- + ferre to bear. See Bear to support, and cf. Differ, Defer to offer.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-fėr′, v.t. to put off to another time: to delay:—pr.p. defer′ring; pa.p. deferred′.—ns. Defer′ment; Defer′rer, a procrastinator.—Deferred annuity (see Annuity); Deferred pay, an allowance paid to soldiers on their discharge, or to their relations on their death; Deferred shares, shares issued by a trading company, but not entitling the holder to a full share of the profits of the company, and sometimes to none at all, until the expiration of a specified time or the occurrence of some event. [L. differre—dis, asunder, ferre, to bear, carry.]
de-fėr, v.i. to yield to the wishes or opinions of another, or to authority.—v.t. to submit to or lay before:—pr.p. defer′ring; pa.p. deferred′.—n. Def′erence, a deferring or yielding in judgment or opinion: regard: submission.—adj. Def′erent, bearing away, carrying off.—n. a deferent duct (as opposed to an afferent one) in the human body.—adj. Deferen′tial, expressing deference or respect.—adv. Deferen′tially. [L. deferre—de, down, and ferre, to bear.]
The numerical value of defer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of defer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People who are nominally her superiors most likely defer to her.
Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
We have been really committed to paying this on time up until now, we are in discussions with the Kuwaitis, trying to defer the payment for two years or at least a year, to allow some space... to present a realistic budget.
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- отсрочвам, отлагам, отстъпвамBulgarian
- verzögern, vertagen, aufschieben, weiterleiten, aufheben, verschiebenGerman
- lykätä, mukautua, alistuaFinnish
- elhalaszt, engedHungarian
- odraczać, odroczyćPolish
- adiar, deferir, posporPortuguese
- отсро́чить, откла́дывать, отсро́чивать, отложи́тьRussian
- одгодити, odgoditiSerbo-Croatian
- podvoliť saSlovak
- skjuta upp, hänskjutaSwedish
- geciktirmek, tehir etmekTurkish
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