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defer

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to assign to a later time
  • We agreed to defer a discussion of the issue until we had more information.
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defer, postpone, suspend, stay mean to delay an action or proceeding. defer implies a deliberate putting off to a later time.
    • deferred buying a car until spring
postpone implies an intentional deferring usually to a definite time.
    • the game is postponed until Saturday
suspend implies temporary stoppage with an added suggestion of waiting until some condition is satisfied.
    • business will be suspended while repairs are underway
stay often suggests the stopping or checking by an intervening agency or authority.
    • the governor stayed the execution

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