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Meaning & Definition of Defer in English

English

Defer

/dɪfər/

verb

1. Hold back to a later time

  • "Let's postpone the exam"
    synonym:
  • postpone
  • ,
  • prorogue
  • ,
  • hold over
  • ,
  • put over
  • ,
  • table
  • ,
  • shelve
  • ,
  • set back
  • ,
  • defer
  • ,
  • remit
  • ,
  • put off

2. Yield to another's wish or opinion

  • "The government bowed to the military pressure"
    synonym:
  • submit
  • ,
  • bow
  • ,
  • defer
  • ,
  • accede
  • ,
  • give in