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defer
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
Definition
delay or postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • I told him that all arrangements had been deferred until he came.
    p. 168.3
deferred = delayed
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2  —1 use as in:
deferred to her wishes
Definition
submit or yield (typically to another person's opinion because of respect for that person or their knowledge)
  • So Tom Buchanan and his girl and I went up together to New York — or not quite together, for Mrs. Wilson sat discreetly in another car. Tom deferred that much to the sensibilities of those East Eggers who might be on the train.
    p. 26.9
deferred = submitted or yielded
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