transitive verb

1. to put off until a later time or date; postpone.
We deferred our trip because of the snowstorm.
I’ll defer giving my answer until I’ve had more time to consider.

2. to postpone induction of (someone) into military service.
The military deferred male college students for part of the Vietnam War.

intransitive verb

to put off action or the like; delay; procrastinate.

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