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defer2

de·fer2

defer2

 
pronunciation:
dih fuhr
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: deferred, deferring, defers
definition: to submit or yield to the desire, opinion, or judgment of another.
He deferred to the law professor on legal matters.
synonyms:
bow, submit
antonyms:
withstand
similar words:
acquiesce, comply, give way, kowtow, yield