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Defer

De`fer´
v. t.1.To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
[imp. & p. p. Deferred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deferring.]
Defer the spoil of the city until night.
- Shak.
God . . . will not long defer
To vindicate the glory of his name.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To put off; to delay to act; to wait.
Pius was able to defer and temporize at leisure.
- J. A. Symonds.
v. t.1.To render or offer.
2.To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; - with to.
v. i.1.To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; - with to.
Verb1.defer - hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
2.defer - submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
Synonyms: accede, give in, bow, submit
accede, accede to, accommodate, acquiesce, adapt, adjourn, adjust, agree, agree to, assent, block, bow, bow to, capitulate, cave, comply with, conform, continue, cringe, defer to, delay, detain, drag out, extend, fawn, hang fire, hang up, hinder, hold off, hold over, hold up, impede, intermit, knuckle, knuckle under, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lengthen, obstruct, pigeonhole, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, put over, recess, remit, reserve, retard, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sleep on, slow, stall, stand over, stave off, stay, stretch out, submit, submit to, succumb, suspend, table, take a recess, truckle, waive, yield to
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