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 decisionaplazó la decisiónpostergó 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.
- 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.
- 2also: deferred past participle(Finance) (charges/taxation/liabilities)
de dividendo diferido(Law) (sentence)
- 3 (US) (Military)he was deferred on medical grounds/for two yearsle concedieron una prórroga por razones médicas/de dos añosExample sentences
- Leslie started his National Service on November 17, 1960, after deferring his conscription in order to complete his apprenticeship as a printer.
intransitive verb present participle deferring past tense, past participle deferred
- 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.
deferir a [formal]I defer to your experience
defiero a su experiencia [formal]
respeto su mejor experiencia
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