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— as in: deferred the decision
The weather forced us to
our departure another day.
postpone (hold off until a later time)
— as in: deferred to her wishes
to her expertise.
submit or yield (typically to another person’s opinion because of respect for that person or their knowledge)
can be used to indicate showing respect or deference; as when Dickens wrote in
: "They know him there and defer to him."
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