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defer
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War and Peace
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as in: deferred to her wishes Define
submit or yield (typically to another person's opinion because of respect for that person or their knowledge)
  • but it was impossible to defer the journey to Moscow any longer.

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  • I defer to her expertise.
  • He almost always defers to her wishes about which movie to see.

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unspecified meaning
  • He was not meditating, but only deferring the moment of making the effort to lift those legs up and turn over on the bed.
  • A fourth letter had come from Prince Andrew, from Rome, in which he wrote that he would have been on his way back to Russia long ago had not his wound unexpectedly reopened in the warm climate, which obliged him to defer his return till the beginning of the new year.

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as in: deferred the decision Define
postpone (hold off until a later time)
as in: deferred to her wishes Define
submit or yield (typically to another person's opinion because of respect for that person or their knowledge)
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