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American English: /ˈdɛf(ə)rəns/
British English: /ˈdɛf(ə)r(ə)ns/

Translation of deference in Spanish:


  • [formal] to treat somebody with deference
    tratar a alguien con deferencia
    out of deference to somebody/something, in deference to somebody/something
    por deferencia a alguien/algo
    Example sentences
    • Elizabeth II came to the throne when Britain still enjoyed a society where deference joined with self respect.
    • The prisoners were all perfectly submissive and paid every deference to the wishes of those in whose custody they were placed.
    • Even when this process is taking place, there is still a battle against old ideas and the habits of deference and submission.
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