Definitions for deferdɪˈfɜr
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word defer
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.]
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.
Those with more experience are being retained, they are trying to defer retirements.
You know big brothers always have to defer once in a while, but ultimately big brothers are still big brothers. You know what I mean?
I have decided that we will not burden the state budget, and there will be no guarantee from the government, so I defer to the SOEs (ministry).
Translations for defer
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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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