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: postpone, prorogue, remit, shelve, table)
- yield to another's wish or opinion (syn: accede, bow, 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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