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defer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of defer

  1. to assign to a later time <we agreed to defer a discussion of the issue until we had more information> Synonyms postpone, delay, hold off (on), hold over, hold up, lay over, put off, put over, remit, shelveRelated Words suspend; hesitate, pause, stay; detain, retard, slow; extend, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch (out); waitNear Antonyms act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)





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