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postpone

verb [T]
 
 
/pəʊstˈpəʊn/
to decide that an event should happen at a later time than originally planned: The oil giant said it had postponed a decision on whether to go ahead with the deal. The meeting was postponed for another week.postpone sth from/to sth The vote on the merger has been postponed from September 14 and looks unlikely to take place until the end of the year.
postponement noun [C or U]
Translations of “postpone”
in Arabic يُؤجّل…
in Korean 연기하다…
in Malaysian menangguhkan…
in French ajourner…
in Turkish ertelemek, tehir etmek…
in Italian rinviare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延後,延緩,使延期…
in Russian откладывать, отсрочивать…
in Polish odkładać…
in Vietnamese hoãn…
in Spanish posponer, aplazar…
in Portuguese adiar…
in Thai เลื่อนออกไป…
in German verschieben…
in Catalan ajornar…
in Japanese ~を延期する, 先送りにする…
in Indonesian menunda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推迟,延缓,使延期…
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