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 for Defer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Defer \De*fer"\, v. i.
     To put off; to delay to act; to wait.
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           Pius was able to defer and temporize at leisure. --J.
                                                    A. Symonds.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Defer \De*fer"\, v. t. [F. d['e]f['e]rer to pay deference, to
     yield, to bring before a judge, fr. L. deferre to bring down;
     de- + ferre to bear. See Bear to support, and cf. Defer
     to delay, Delate.]
     1. To render or offer. [Obs.]
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              Worship deferred to the Virgin.       --Brevint.
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     2. To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer;
        -- with to.
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              Hereupon the commissioners . . . deferred the matter
              to the Earl of Northumberland.        --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Defer \De*fer"\, v. i.
     To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the
     opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.
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           The house, deferring to legal right, acquiesced.
                                                    --Bancroft.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Defer \De*fer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deferred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Deferring.] [OE. differren, F. diff['e]rer, fr. L. differre
     to delay, bear different ways; dis- + ferre to bear. See
     Bear to support, and cf. Differ, Defer to offer.]
     To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the
     execution of; to delay; to withhold.
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           Defer the spoil of the city until night. --Shak.
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           God . . . will not long defer
           To vindicate the glory of his name.      --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  defer
      v 1: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn:
           postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table,
           shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]
      2: yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to
         the military pressure" [syn: submit, bow, defer,
         accede, give in]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "defer":
     accede, accede to, accommodate, acquiesce, adapt, adjourn, adjust,
     agree, agree to, assent, block, bow, bow to, capitulate, cave,
     comply with, conform, continue, cringe, defer to, delay, detain,
     drag out, extend, fawn, hang fire, hang up, hinder, hold off,
     hold over, hold up, impede, intermit, knuckle, knuckle under,
     lay aside, lay by, lay over, lengthen, obstruct, pigeonhole,
     postpone, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, push aside,
     put aside, put off, put on ice, put over, recess, remit, reserve,
     retard, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sleep on, slow,
     stall, stand over, stave off, stay, stretch out, submit, submit to,
     succumb, suspend, table, take a recess, truckle, waive, yield to
  
  

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