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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

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 defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
Charles Olson

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

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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