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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defer  \De*fer"\,  v.  i. 
  To  yield  deference  to  the  wishes  of  another;  to  submit  to  the 
  opinion  of  another,  or  to  authority;  --  with  to 
 
  The  house,  deferring  to  legal  right  acquiesced. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defer  \De*fer"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deferred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Deferring}.]  [OE.  differren  F.  diff['e]rer,  fr  L.  differre 
  to  delay,  bear  different  ways;  dis-  +  ferre  to  bear.  See 
  {Bear}  to  support,  and  cf  {Differ},  {Defer}  to  offer.] 
  To  put  off  to  postpone  to  a  future  time;  to  delay  the 
  execution  of  to  delay;  to  withhold. 
 
  Defer  the  spoil  of  the  city  until  night.  --Shak. 
 
  God  .  .  .  will  not  long  defer  To  vindicate  the  glory  of 
  his  name  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defer  \De*fer"\,  v.  i. 
  To  put  off  to  delay  to  act  to  wait. 
 
  Pius  was  able  to  defer  and  temporize  at  leisure.  --J. 
  A.  Symonds 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defer  \De*fer"\,  v.  t.  [F.  d['e]f['e]rer  to  pay  deference,  to 
  yield,  to  bring  before  a  judge,  fr  L.  deferre  to  bring  down 
  de-  +  ferre  to  bear.  See  {Bear}  to  support,  and  cf  {Defer} 
  to  delay,  {Delate}.] 
  1.  To  render  or  offer.  [Obs.] 
 
  Worship  deferred  to  the  Virgin.  --Brevint. 
 
  2.  To  lay  before  to  submit  in  a  respectful  manner;  to  refer; 
  --  with  to 
 
  Hereupon  the  commissioners  .  .  .  deferred  the  matter 
  to  the  Earl  of  Northumberland.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defer 
  v  1:  hold  back  to  a  later  time;  "let's  postpone  the  exam"  [syn:  {postpone}, 
  {hold  over},  {put  over},  {table},  {shelve},  {set  back}, 
  {remit},  {put  off}] 
  2:  submit  or  yield  to  another's  wish  or  opinion;  "The 
  government  bowed  to  the  military  pressure"  [syn:  {submit}, 
  {bow},  {accede},  {give  in}] 




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