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defer(Put off), verb adjourn, arrest, be dilatory, bide, delay, detain, differre, discontinue, extend, file, forbear, forestall, gain time, hesitate, hinder, hold back, hold in abeyance, hold off, hold up, impede, interfere, interrupt, keep pending, lay aside, linger, obsequi, obstruct, pause, pigeonhole, postpone, pretermit, procrastinate, prorogue, put aside, recess, respite, retard, set aside, shelve, stall, stave off, stay, suspend, table, wait, withhold
Associated concepts: deferred charges, deferred compensaaion, deferred dividend, deferred income, deferred legacy, deferred payments, deferred premiums, deferred sentence, deferred wage
defer(Yield in judgment), verb abide by, abstain, accede, accept, accord, accord superiority to, acknowledge, acquiesce, agree, assent, capitulate, cede, comply, connorm to, consent, do honor to, esteem, fall in with, give assent, give consent, give in, give way, go along with, hearken, hold in esteem, honor, obsequi, pay respect to, respect, show courtesy, show respect, submit, submit for determination, submit in judgment to, subscribe to, venerate, yield, yield in opinion to
Associated concepts: defer to an administrative agency's decision
See also: accommodate, adjourn, continue, delay, discontinue, hold up, postpone, procrastinate, stall, suspend