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"defer" in British English

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deferverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈfɜːr/  us   /-ˈfɝː/ (-rr-)
deferment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/ (also deferral, uk   /dɪˈfɜː.rəl/ /-ˈfɝː.əl/ us   )
Phrasal verbs
(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 ​latertime; to ​postpone: You can ​order the ​furniture now and defer ​payment until ​September.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of defer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"defer" in Business English

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deferverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈfɜːr/ (-rr-)
to delay something until a later ​time: defer action/a decision The ​committee decided to defer a decision on the ​takeoverbid until a later ​date. defer ​tax/​paymentdefer doing sth The ​schemeenablesinvestors to defer ​payingtaxes on the ​gain.
deferment
noun [C or U] /dɪˈfɜːmənt/  us /-ˈfɝː-/ (also deferral)
Cheaper ​graduateloans are ​available without the deferment ​option.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of defer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defer”
in Spanish posponer, diferir…
in Vietnamese trì hoãn…
in Malaysian tangguh…
in Thai ยืดเวลา…
in French différer…
in German verschieben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使延期,使延缓,推迟…
in Turkish tehir etmek, ertelemek…
in Russian отсрочивать…
in Indonesian menunda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使延期,使延緩,推遲…
in Polish odkładać, odraczać…
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