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

transitive verb present participle deferring past tense, past participle deferred

  • 1 (postpone) [formal] (action/journey/payment)
    diferir [formal]
    postergar (esp Latin America)
    she deferred making a decision
    aplazó la decisión
    postergó la decisión (esp Latin America)
    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
    (Finance) (charges/taxation/liabilities)
    diferido
    (Finance) (shares)
    de dividendo diferido
    (Law) (sentence)
    aplazado
  • 3 (US) (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.
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defer 2

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

intransitive verb present participle deferring past tense, past participle deferred

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.
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