verb \(ˌ)pōs(t)-ˈpōn\

: to decide that something which had been planned for a particular time will be done at a later time instead


Full Definition of POSTPONE

transitive verb
:  to put off to a later time :  defer
a :  to place later (as in a sentence) than the normal position in English <postpone an adjective>
b :  to place later in order of precedence, preference, or importance
post·pon·able \-ˈpō-nə-bəl\ adjective
post·pone·ment \-ˈpōn-mənt\ noun
post·pon·er noun

Examples of POSTPONE

  1. The baseball game was postponed until tomorrow because of rain.
  2. <we'll have to postpone a decision until we have all the information>

Origin of POSTPONE

Latin postponere to place after, postpone, from post- + ponere to place — more at position
First Known Use: circa 1520

Rhymes with POSTPONE

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