Verb(1) hold back to a later time(2) yield to another's wish or opinion
(1) I share your opinion of the marriage laws but not your conclusion that you must defer your wedding until Utopia arrives.(2) Last Thursday, a number of issues arose and after nearly three hours of debate, it was decided to defer the budget meeting.(3) But I'm sure there are many people like me who would defer to scientific facts that are duly recorded and widely acknowledged.(4) Because the U.S. Constitution vests state lawmakers with such wide-ranging powers in these areas, on the classic view, courts must defer to state legislatures.(5) It was decided at that meeting to defer the Reunion until 2005.(6) You defer to the man you respect because he's likely to be right; this tendency to be right is why you respect him.(7) I defer to Chris Brooke's knowledge of Augustine, but I suspect that St A's response to authoritarian measures would have been, shall be say, stoical.(8) But it's also interesting and challenging to learn how to compromise with someone and to defer to their greater expertise on matters (as they should be happy to do with you).(9) We don't defer to power structures and we don't acknowledge them.(10) We defer to those we respect and dominate those we do not, and we can do these acts simultaneously without contradiction.(11) I wouldn't agree, but actually I defer to Linda Erdreich on that one.(12) When you feel that urge, he suggests, picture yourself as a god or goddess, a supreme ruler, who owns the streets and stores and office space, striding alone and having your way in all situations while others defer to you.(13) The Government decision to defer the programme is to be hailed.(14) The latter case would effectively defer an ongoing debate in the territory over introducing greater democracy in the election system in 2007.(15) The Club has decided to defer its annual dinner dance to the New Year due to the on-going club commitments on the field of play.(16) And since she realizes that outside editors often have a better sense of future readers' reaction than the author does, she'll often defer to your editorial judgment.
(1) defer to :: stel om
1. postpone ::
2. yield to ::
3. give in ::
4. remit ::
Different Formsdefer, deferment, deferments, defers
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