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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Postpone  \Post*pone"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Postponed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Postponing}.]  [L.  postponere,  postpositum  post  after 
  +  ponere  to  place  put  See  {Post-},  and  {Position}.] 
  1.  To  defer  to  a  future  or  later  time;  to  put  off  also  to 
  cause  to  be  deferred  or  put  off  to  delay;  to  adjourn;  as 
  to  postpone  the  consideration  of  a  bill  to  the  following 
  day  or  indefinitely. 
  His  praise  postponed,  and  never  to  be  paid. 
  2.  To  place  after  behind,  or  below  something  in  respect  to 
  precedence,  preference,  value,  or  importance. 
  All  other  considerations  should  give  way  and  be 
  postponed  to  this  --Locke. 
  Syn:  To  adjourn;  defer;  delay;  procrastinate. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  hold  back  to  a  later  time;  "let's  postpone  the  exam"  [syn:  {hold 
  over},  {put  over},  {table},  {shelve},  {set  back},  {defer}, 
  {remit},  {put  off}] 

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