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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·fer /dɪˈfɝ/
 (vi.)推遲,延期,聽從(vt.)使推遲,使延期

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 defer
 延期

From: Network Terminology

 defer
 延緩

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fer, v. i. To put off; to delay to act; to wait.
    Pius was able to defer and temporize at leisure.   --J. A. Symonds.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fer v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deferred p. pr. & vb. n. Deferring.]  To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
    Defer the spoil of the city until night.   --Shak.
 God . . . will not long defer
 To vindicate the glory of his name.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fer, v. t.
 1. To render or offer. [Obs.]
    Worship deferred to the Virgin.   --Brevint.
 2. To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.
    Hereupon the commissioners . . . deferred the matter to the Earl of Northumberland.   --Bacon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fer, v. i. To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.
    The house, deferring to legal right, acquiesced.   --Bancroft.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 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, remit, put off]
      2: submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The
         government bowed to the military pressure" [syn: submit,
          bow, accede, give in]
      [also: deferring, deferred]