defer collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈfɜː(r)/

Explore meanings in the Dictionary

to arrange for something to happen later than planned


Adverbs frequently used with defer
permanently: indefinitely, permanentlyA decision on the new airport has been deferred.temporarily: temporarilyIf we have to temporarily defer you from giving blood please try and donate again once your deferral period is over.constantly: constantly, continually, endlesslyNo version of the text is final. Completion may be endlessly deferred.
Nouns frequently used as the object of defer
decision or action: approval, decision, implementation, matter, payment, sentencingIt was agreed to defer a decision on this issue until after Christmas.entry to an institution: admission, application, entryStudents should inform us at application stage if they are intending to defer entry.discussion of something: consideration, discussionWith an election coming soon, it seems prudent to defer consideration of this issue.
 
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