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Definition of: defer

(di·fûr) v.t. & v.i. ·ferred, ·fer·ring
To delay or put off to some other time; postpone. See synonyms under PROCRASTINATE, SUSPEND. [<OF différer <L differre. Doublet of DIFFER.]
—de·fer′ra·ble
adjective
—de·fer′
·ment noun

Definition of: defer

(di·fûr) v.i. ·ferred, ·fer·ring
To yield to the opinions or decisions of another: with to. [<MF déférer <L deferre <de- down + ferre bear, carry]
—de·fer′rer
noun
Synonyms: respect, revere, submit, venerate, yield. We defer to recognized superiors in position, ability, or attainments; we respect power and worth wherever found. A military officer must defer to the views or authority of a superior whom he may not personally respect; a discoverer sure of his facts may not defer to the incredulity of those whom on other grounds he respects most highly. See OBEY. Antonyms: defy, despise, disregard, scorn, slight.

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