defer

Part of speech: verb

To put off; postpone.

Part of speech: verb

To delay; wait.

Part of speech: verb

To submit or refer ( something) respectfully; with to before the indirect object.

Part of speech: verb

To yield respectfully; submit; with to.

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Usage examples "defer":

  1. Only he wished to defer the engagement. - "Lord Ormont and his Aminta, v4", George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English.
  2. Dr. Sandford thought I was tired; and proposed that we should defer going to the White House until the next occasion; but I could not rest at home and insisted on carrying out the original scheme for the day. - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  3. This patriotism is shared by the young citizen who is willing to defer an apparent immediate gain to himself in order to prepare himself thoroughly for more effective service later. - "Community Civics and Rural Life", Arthur W. Dunn.