1. defer

verb. ['dɪˈfɝː'] hold back to a later time.


  • reprieve
  • call
  • put over
  • respite
  • call off
  • suspend
  • hold
  • probate
  • table
  • hold over
  • put off
  • prorogue
  • shelve
  • delay
  • set back
  • scratch
  • scrub
  • remit
  • postpone
  • reschedule


  • contraindicate
  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable

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Rhymes with Defer

  • entrepreneur
  • restauranteur
  • restaurateur
  • transfer
  • saboteur
  • redifer
  • francoeur
  • connoisseur
  • reoccur
  • ramseur
  • prefer
  • monsieur
  • lefleur
  • lafleur
  • defleur
  • credeur
  • confer
  • concur
  • refer
  • recur
  • oclair
  • o'clair
  • mcgirr
  • mccur
  • liqueur
  • inter
  • infer
  • incur
  • esquer
  • dufur

How do you pronounce defer?

Pronounce defer as dɪˈfər.

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Sentences with defer

1. Verb, base form
This can help to defer tax liabilities while it puts money in the owner's pocket.

Quotes about defer

1. Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
- Charles Caleb Colton

2. Consider the whole world reconnoitre individuals j who is there whose life is not taken up with providing for to morrow Do you ask what harm there is in this An infinite deal for such men do not live but are about to live they defer every thing from day to day however circumspect we are life will still outrun us.
- Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

3. Sometimes looking like you know is better than actually knowing. People respect you, and defer to you, yet you don’t have the burden that comes with heavy knowledge.
- Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

2. defer

verb. ['dɪˈfɝː'] yield to another's wish or opinion.


  • yield
  • give in
  • succumb
  • knuckle under
  • submit
  • bow
  • buckle under


  • validate
  • unbalance
  • demobilize
  • cause to sleep