Another word for defer
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These verbs mean to put off until a later time: deferred paying the bills; postponing our trip; shelved the issue; stay an execution; suspending train service.
Another word for deferverb
To put off until a later time:adjourn, delay, hold off, hold up, postpone, remit, shelve, stay1, suspend, table, waive. (Informal) wait. Idiom: put on ice. See do
To conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy:bow1, submit, yield. Idioms: give ground, give way. See precede, resist