defer

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈf3ːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈfɝ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di fûr)


Inflections of 'defer' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
defers
v 3rd person singular
deferring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
deferred
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
deferred
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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defer

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. defer the [verdict, decision, sentence, matter]
  2. defer to his [authority, judgment]
  3. I defer to your [superior knowledge, better judgment, expertise]
  4. defer [authority] to him
  5. defer [payment, receipt, taxes, consideration, capital]
  6. defer until after [65, Friday]
  7. defer your (state) pension
  8. [decision, request, agreement] to defer
  9. defer your entry (to college)
  10. defer your entry [for a year, to the next year, until next year]
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