Synonyms of defer in English

: defer1defer2

defer1


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verb

1‘he deferred the final decision till a later meeting’

SYNONYMS

postpone, put off, adjourn, delay, hold off, hold over, put back, carry over

shelve, suspend, stay, hold in abeyance, prorogue, pigeonhole, mothball

North American put over, table, lay on the table, take a rain check on

North American continue

informal put on ice, put on the back burner, put in cold storage

rare remit, respite


Synonyms of defer in English

: defer1defer2

defer2


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verb

1‘he readily deferred to his parents and to his eldest sister’

SYNONYMS

yield, submit, give way, give in, surrender, accede, bow, capitulate, acquiesce, knuckle under

comply with, agree with, respect, honour, truckle

ANTONYMS

stand up to, disobey