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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See defer

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]