Definitions for deferdɪˈfɜr

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  1. 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"

  2. submit, bow, defer, accede, give in(verb)

    yield to another's wish or opinion

    "The government bowed to the military pressure"

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  1. Defer(verb)

    to put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold

  2. Defer(verb)

    to put off; to delay to act; to wait

  3. Defer(verb)

    to render or offer

  4. Defer(verb)

    to lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to

  5. Defer(verb)

    to yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to

  6. 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.]

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  1. Freed

  2. Refed


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