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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

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

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

Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die.
Xun Zi

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

Those people behind the mosque have to respect, have to appreciate and have to defer to the people of New York. The wound is still there. Just because the wound is healing you can't say, 'Let's just go back to where we were pre-9/11.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
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Defer Translations

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

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