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Cause or arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled.‘the visit had to be postponed for some time’with present participle ‘he postponed implementing the scheme until industry and business were consulted’
put off, delay, defer, put back, hold off, hold over, carry over, reschedule, adjourn, stay, shelve, stand over, pigeonhole, keep in abeyance, suspend, mothballView synonyms
- ‘They keep postponing it, and even their promises are not being fulfilled.’
- ‘Lawyers have another two hours to file briefs for and against postponing the October 7 recall.’
- ‘She requires several more surgeries but they have been indefinitely postponed due to financial constraints.’
- ‘To my surprise she now seemed to believe my problems and was considering postponing my death sentence.’
- ‘The game was postponed as a mark of respect.’
- ‘Most of them keep on postponing their preparations till the last day.’
- ‘As she waits on the mainland for the arrival of her fiancé, the fog rolls in, postponing any traffic to or from the island that evening.’
- ‘Just don't mess around with postponing elections on the basis of technological quibbles.’
- ‘Since I actually don't know what that course is about, just who takes it, I am postponing decisions.’
- ‘Worries about crime led councillors to postpone a decision on a leisure trail on a former railway.’
- ‘Meanwhile the council is planning to postpone the introduction of recycling schemes for flats.’
- ‘If millions of postal votes have to be verified, postponing the forming of a new government - so be it.’
- ‘The men's court hearing was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday.’
- ‘Yet all this is merely postponing the inevitable.’
- ‘Meetings have been postponed for the summer months.’
- ‘For her, she says, having a baby in her 30s was less about postponing a family for her career than meeting the right person.’
- ‘Why has every single, even remotely, controversial decision been postponed until October?’
- ‘You observe and store up what you need, but you know, always, that you're escaping something, postponing the inevitable.’
- ‘The Prime Minister postponing the announcement of the election for 24 hours was a good one as well.’
- ‘One, I think the risk of postponing them is greater than the risk of having them, but it's going to be a close call.’
Late 15th century: from Latin postponere, from post ‘after’ + ponere ‘to place’.
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