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postponeverb [T]

uk   /pəʊstˈpəʊn/ /pəstˈpəʊn/ us   /poʊstˈpoʊn/
B1 to delay an event and plan or decide that it should happen at a later date or time: They decided to postpone their holiday until next year. [+ -ing verb] We've had to postpone going to France because the children are ill.

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postponement
noun [C or U] uk   /pəʊstˈpəʊn.mənt/ /pəstˈpəʊn.mənt/ us   /poʊstˈpoʊn.mənt/
We were disappointed by yet another postponement of our trip.
(Definition of postpone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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postponeverb [T]

us   /poʊstˈpoʊn/
to delay an event or arrange for it to take place at a later time: The trip has been postponed twice.
postponement
noun [C/U] us   /poʊstˈpoʊn·mənt/
[C/U] Rain forced (a) postponement of the match.
(Definition of postpone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"postpone" in Business English

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postponeverb [T]

uk   /pəʊstˈpəʊn/ us  
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]
Sources say the deal will likely result in the postponement of a shareholder meeting scheduled for Monday.
(Definition of postpone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “postpone”
in Korean 연기하다…
in Arabic يُؤجّل…
in Malaysian menangguhkan…
in French ajourner…
in Russian откладывать, отсрочивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延後,延緩,使延期…
in Italian rinviare…
in Turkish ertelemek, tehir etmek…
in Polish odkładać…
in Spanish aplazar, posponer…
in Vietnamese hoãn…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 推迟,延缓,使延期…
in Indonesian menunda…
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