There are 2 entries that translate defer into Spanish:

Share this entry

defer 1

American English: /dəˈfər/
British English: /dɪˈfəː/

transitive verb -rr-

  • 1 (postpone) [formal]
    (action/journey/payment)
    diferir [formal]
    aplazar
    postergar (esp (Latin America) )
    she deferred making a decision
    aplazó or (esp (Latin America) ) postergó la decisión
    Example sentences
    • The Government decision to defer the programme is to be hailed.
    • He said the national executive agreed to defer the election to October 2, two weeks later than the original date of September 18.
    • It was decided at that meeting to defer the Reunion until 2005.
    Example sentences
    • Sentence was deferred for reports until June 5 and they were remanded in custody.
    • Sentence was deferred for six months until February 11.
    • Sentence was deferred until January 14, 2004, to allow him to attend the care and respect programme.
  • 2
    also: deferred past participle
    (charges/taxation/liabilities) (Finance) (shares)
    (Finance)
    de dividendo diferido
    (sentence)
    (Law)
    aplazado
  • 3 (American English) (Military)he was deferred on medical grounds/for two years
    le concedieron una prórroga por razones médicas/de dos años
    Example sentences
    • Leslie started his National Service on November 17, 1960, after deferring his conscription in order to complete his apprenticeship as a printer.

Definition of defer in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 entries that translate defer into Spanish:

Share this entry

defer 2
American English: /dəˈfər/
British English: /dɪˈfəː/

intransitive verb -rr-

Phrasal verbs

defer to

verb + preposition + object
[formal]
deferir a [formal]
I defer to your experience
defiero a su experiencia [formal]
respeto su mejor experiencia
Example sentences
  • But I'm sure there are many people like me who would defer to scientific facts that are duly recorded and widely acknowledged.
  • We don't defer to power structures and we don't acknowledge them.
  • I wouldn't agree, but actually I defer to Linda Erdreich on that one.

Definition of defer in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: