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de·fer2

defer2

 
pronunciation:
dih fuhr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: defers, deferring, deferred
definition: to give in to what someone else wants or thinks.
Our parents taught us to defer to the wishes of adults.
synonyms:
bow
similar words:
comply, give way, yield
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The word defer contains the following part:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic