Translation of defer in Spanish:

defer

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfɜːr; dɪˈfɜː(r)/

vt (-rr-)

  • 1.1 (postpone) [formal] [action/journey/payment] diferir* [formal], aplazar*, postergar* (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) she deferred making a decision aplazó or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) postergó la decisión
    More 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.
    More 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.
    1.2
    (deferred past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [charges/taxation/liabilities] [Finance/Finanzas] diferido [shares] [Finance/Finanzas] de dividendo diferido [sentence] [Law/Derecho] aplazado
    1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Military/Militar] he was deferred on medical grounds/for two years le concedieron una prórroga por razones médicas/de dos años

Phrasal verbs

defer to

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[formal] deferir* a [formal] I defer to your experience defiero a su experiencia [formal], respeto su mejor experiencia

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