Definition of postpone in English:


Line breaks: post|pone
Pronunciation: /pəʊs(t)ˈpəʊn
, pəˈspəʊn


[with object]



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  • In addition, there is the Treasury pressure, acute at the moment, to look critically at all avoidable or postponable expenditure (there is a war, of uncertain scope and duration, to be paid for).
  • The Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that 80 per cent of health related conditions in old age are preventable or postponable if corrected in time.
  • Increasingly, the kinds of memory problems that have long been seen as inevitable with age are now thought to be avoidable - or at least postponable.


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  • The postponers are those who refuse to make a decision, allowing relationships, professional commitments and finally nature to make the choice for them.
  • This suggests that the postponers intend to work, but somehow get sidetracked.
  • So I say to my fellow postponers - be proud, be productive, be a procrastinator!


late 15th century: from Latin postponere, from post 'after' + ponere 'to place'.

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