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postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offverb
hold back to a later time
"let's postpone the exam"
To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: postpono, Lat. postposer, Fr.
You wou’d postpone me to another reign,
Till when you are content to be unjust. Dryden.
The most trifling amusement is suffered to postpone the one thing necessary. John Rogers, Sermons.
All other considerations should give way, and be postponed to this. John Locke, on Education.
to defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as, to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely
to place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōst-pōn′, v.t. to put off to a future time: to defer: to delay: to subordinate.—n. Postpone′ment, act of putting off to an after-time: temporary delay—also Postpō′nence (obs.). [L. postponĕre, -positum—post, after, ponĕre, to put.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'postpone' in Verbs Frequency: #1079
The numerical value of postpone in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of postpone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of postpone in a Sentence
We cannot permit ourselves to postpone 'certain agendas' for the future, the future demands of us critical and global decisions in the face of worldwide conflicts which increase the number of the excluded and those in need.
Daphne Goujon said. (Elina Shirazi) It was just about having our own wedding and our own story, something to tell our kids and our grandkids that during this really bizarre time we did something really cool, Chris Goujon added. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Washington, D.C. couple Blake and Ashley Smith decided to have a small ceremony. While they didnt go virtual, the couple says they are planning to hold the full wedding in August. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they don’t think it’s a bad idea for other couples who don’t want to postpone the date. (Chelsea Photography) The Smiths walk down the aisle in the presence of a few family members. They say they are grateful for the small ceremony they had and plan on having the real thing in a few months. (Chelsea Photography) FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS We were monitoring the news very closely. Just one week prior to our planned wedding date of March 22, the CDC recommended that gatherings of 50 or more be canceled or rescheduled, our wedding had 252 confirmed attendees, even after cancellations. The weight of the global pandemic began to weigh on our hearts and the health of our guests became a huge concern. On the Monday before our wedding, we postponed until August 23. We could not truly celebrate with the possibility of putting the health of our closest friends and family in danger. The silver lining is that we decided that we wanted to still get married. My mother is an ordained minister and performed our wedding ceremony. My father built the backdrop.
In El Salvador, the recommendation to postpone pregnancy is offensive to women and even more ridiculous in the context of strict abortion laws and high levels of sexual violence against girls and women.
Given concerns expressed by Senator Wyden, we're going to postpone tomorrow's hearing and continue our discussion on how best to advance America’s trade agenda, including legislation to renew job-creating Trade Promotion Authority.
Here in Chicago, the word' Lollapalooza' has always been synonymous with summer, great music and four days of unforgettable fun -- which made last year's decision to postpone it all the more difficult, now, less than a year later and armed with a vaccine that is safe, effective and widely available, we are able to bring back one of our city's most iconic summer music festivals.
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- تأجيل, اجلArabic
- ajornar, posposarCatalan, Valencian
- odložit, odročitCzech
- aufschieben, verschiebenGerman
- perecear, posponer, atrasar, aplazar, postergarSpanish
- edasi lükkamaEstonian
- lykätä, siirtääFinnish
- remettre à plus tard, repousser, différer, reporter, ajourner, postposerFrench
- elhalaszt, elnapolHungarian
- menundakan, menundaIndonesian
- uitstellen, verschuiven, achterstellenDutch
- odraczać, odkładać, odłożyć, odroczyćPolish
- откладывать, отсрочить, отсрочивать, отложитьRussian
- uppskjuta, senareläggaSwedish
- వాయిదావేయు, వాయిదాTelugu
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