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defer
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Dune
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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)
  • And the Fremen defer to him.

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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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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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