Synonyms of defer in English

: defer1defer2

defer1


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verb

1‘he deferred the final decision till a later meeting’

SYNONYMS
postpone, put off, adjourn, delay, hold off, hold over, put back, carry over
shelve, suspend, stay, hold in abeyance, prorogue, pigeonhole, mothball
North American put over, table, lay on the table, take a rain check on
North American continue
informal put on ice, put on the back burner, put in cold storage
rare remit, respite

Synonyms of defer in English

: defer1defer2

defer2


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verb

1‘he readily deferred to his parents and to his eldest sister’

SYNONYMS
yield, submit, give way, give in, surrender, accede, bow, capitulate, acquiesce, knuckle under
comply with, agree with, respect, honour, truckle
ANTONYMS

stand up to, disobey