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postpone

post·pone

postpone

 
 
pronunciation:
post pon [or] pos pon
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: postponed, postpones, postponing
definition: to defer until a later time.
The groom was so ill that the wedding had to be postponed.The boss decided to postpone the meeting until Friday.You shouldn't postpone seeing a doctor about this.
 
synonyms:
defer, delay, prorogue, shelve, suspend, table
antonyms:
dispatch
similar words:
adjourn, hang up, procrastinate, put aside, put off, stall, stave off, wait
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derivations: postponable (adj.), postponement (n.), postponer (n.)
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