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Another word for defer

  1. To put off until a later time

      1. To remain or rest in expectation:
      2. To stay in one place until another catches up:
      3. To remain or be in readiness:
      1. To give up (a claim or right, for example) voluntarily; relinquish.
      2. To refrain from insisting on or enforcing (a rule, penalty, or requirement, for example); dispense with:
      3. To refrain from engaging in, sometimes temporarily; cancel or postpone:
      1. An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface:
      2. The objects laid out for a meal on this article of furniture.
      3. The food and drink served at meals; fare:
      1. To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment:
      2. To cause to stop for a period; interrupt:
      3. To hold in abeyance; defer:
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. To place or arrange on a shelf:
      2. To put aside as though on a shelf:
      3. To cause to retire from service; dismiss:
      1. To transmit (money) in payment.
      2. To refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example); cancel.
      3. To pardon; forgive:
      1. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
      2. To postpose.
      1. (idiomatic) To wait or delay.
      2. To support or lift.
      3. (idiomatic) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive.
      1. (idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
      2. (idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
      3. (idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
      1. To postpone until a later time; defer.
      2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
      3. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
      1. To suspend until a later stated time.
      2. To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
      3. To move from one place to another:
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  2. To conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy

      1. To give forth by a natural process, especially by cultivation:
      2. To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of:
      3. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
      1. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
      2. To subject to a condition or process:
      3. To present (something) to the consideration or judgment of another:
      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.

Another word for defer

  1. To postpone

  2. To yield; usually used with to