To put off until a later time
To conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy
To yield; usually used with to
"You must defer to him in my absence as you do me," he reminded her.
consented to defer his Crusade until March 1222.
There was still no improvement in the countess' health, but it was impossible to defer the journey to Moscow any longer.
Hilden might defer to him in her absence, but Taran knew where the loyalty of most of the men lay.
The resistance of single cities, and the temporary union of the Arcadians during the second Messenian war, did not defer the complete subjugation of the land beyond the 6th century.