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defer
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Northanger Abbey
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as in: deferred the decision Define
postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • The Clifton scheme had been deferred,

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  • The weather forced us to defer our departure another day.
  • She deferred college until after serving in the military.

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unspecified meaning
  • The letter, whence sprang all this felicity, was short, containing little more than this assurance of success; and every particular was deferred till James could write again.

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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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