UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈfɜːd/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di fûrd)

From the verb defer: (⇒ conjugate)
deferred is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
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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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. deferred acceptance to [the university, college]
  2. [was offered, took up] a deferred place (at)
  3. settled for a deferred judgment
  4. a deferred [sentence, verdict, judgment]
  5. a deferred compensation [plan, program]
  6. a deferred payment [plan]
  7. deferred tax [assets, liabilities]
  8. deferred income taxes
  9. a deferred annuity
  10. deferred retirement [option, plans, accounts, savings]
  11. the deferred [adjudication, implementation] of
  12. deferred pleasure
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  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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