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postpone

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of postpone

  1. to assign to a later time we'll have to postpone a decision until we have all the information Synonyms of postpone defer, delay, hold off (on), hold over, hold up, lay over, put off, put over, remit, shelve Words Related to postpone suspend; hesitate, pause, stay; detain, retard, slow; extend, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch (out); wait Near Antonyms of postpone act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)

Synonym Discussion of postpone

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 under way
stay often suggests the stopping or checking by an intervening agency or authority.
    • the governor stayed the execution


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