Defer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈfɜːr|  American pronunciation of the word defer
Brit.  |dɪˈfəː|  British pronunciation of the word defer


- hold back to a later time (syn: hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table)
- yield to another's wish or opinion (syn: accede, bow, give in, submit)


He deferred to his partner in everything.

I'll defer to your advice.

Further discussion on the proposal will be deferred until April.

The committee deferred their decision.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: defer
he/she/it: defers
present participle: deferring
past tense: deferred
past participle: deferred
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