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deferred

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

as in delayed

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deferred

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of deferred (Entry 2 of 3)

as in delayed, postponed

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deferred

verb
past tense of defer

Synonyms & Antonyms of deferred (Entry 3 of 3)

to assign to a later time
  • we agreed to defer a discussion of the issue until we had more information

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The first known use of deferred was in 1651

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deferrals

deferred

deferred (to)

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“Deferred.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deferred. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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