Meaning of “defer” in the English Dictionary

"defer" in British English

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deferverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈfɜːr/ us /dɪˈfɝː/ -rr-
deferment
noun [ C or U ] uk /dɪˈfɜː.mənt/ us /dɪˈfɝː.mənt/ also deferral, uk /dɪˈfɜː.rəl/ /-ˈfɝː.əl/ us

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(Definition of “defer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defer" in American English

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deferverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈfɜr/ -rr-

to delay something until a later time; to postpone:

You can order the furniture now and defer payment until September.

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(Definition of “defer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"defer" in Business English

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deferverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈfɜːr/ us -rr-

to delay something until a later time:

defer action/a decision The committee decided to defer a decision on the takeover bid until a later date.
defer tax/payment
defer doing sth The scheme enables investors to defer paying taxes on the gain.
deferment
noun [ C or U ] /dɪˈfɜːmənt/ /-ˈfɝː-/ also deferral

Cheaper graduate loans are available without the deferment option.

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(Definition of “defer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)