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de·fer1

defer1

 
 
pronunciation:
dih fuhr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: defers, deferring, deferred
definition: to not do until later; put off; delay.
We deferred our trip until Mom felt better.
 
synonyms:
delay, postpone
antonyms:
conclude
similar words:
adjourn, procrastinate, stay, table, wait
derivations: deferred (adj.), deferrer (n.)
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The word defer contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic