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Definition of Defer

Defer

  1. To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
  2. To put off; to delay to act; to wait.
  3. To render or offer.
  4. To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.
  5. To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.

Defer Quotations

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.
James E. Faust

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
Mia Hamm

My father firmly embraced the Ralph Kramden philosophy: he was king of his Levittown castle. He worked hard, and his family deferred to his wishes. Except me. I did not defer and was disciplined accordingly.
Bill O'Reilly

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Stephen Grellet

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
Mikhail Bakunin
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Defer Translations

defer in Latin is prolato, differo, protraho (protractus)
defer in Spanish is diferir
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