Defer

Definition of Defer

De`fer´
v. t.1.To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
[imp. & p. p. Deferred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deferring.]
Defer the spoil of the city until night.
- Shak.
God . . . will not long defer
To vindicate the glory of his name.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To put off; to delay to act; to wait.
Pius was able to defer and temporize at leisure.
- J. A. Symonds.
v. t.1.To render or offer.
Worship deferred to the Virgin.
- Brevint.
2.To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; - with to.
Hereupon the commissioners . . . deferred the matter to the Earl of Northumberland.
- Bacon.
v. i.1.To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; - with to.
The house, deferring to legal right, acquiesced.
- Bancroft.

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