Definition of Defer

1. Verb. Hold back to a later time. "Let's postpone the exam"


2. Verb. Yield to another's wish or opinion. "The government bowed to the military pressure"

Definition of Defer

1. v. t. To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.

2. v. i. To put off; to delay to act; to wait.

3. v. t. To render or offer.

4. v. i. To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.

Definition of Defer

1. Verb. To delay, or postpone, especially to postpone induction into military service. ¹

2. Verb. (legal) To submit to the opinion or desire of another in respect to their judgment or authority. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defer

1. to postpone [v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS] - See also: postpone

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Literary usage of Defer

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1. Parliamentary Practice: An Introduction to Parliamentary Law by Henry Martyn Robert (1921)
"Motions to defer Action: Postpone to a Certain Time. Lay on the Table. ... If it is desired to defer action upon a question to a particular time, ..."

2. Collections by CT Historical Society (1908)
"... defer'd untill a fuller proprietors meeting 3ly voted that Willâ„¢ Gregg and Willm Moore Shall take the Invoice of the poles & Estates of this town for ..."

3. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... while we still defer BC 415. the punishment of our revolted subjects, whose offences '*'' *" are of long standing. if con- . I1. ..."

4. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"I must defer my other inquiries till another time. Most truly yours, " FH" A fortnight later Homer was applying in favour of a learned " Scotchman, ..."

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