defer defer  /dɪ ˈfɜr/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) hold back to a later time
  2. (v) yield to another's wish or opinion

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Despite this philosophy, Koolhaas, 63, is not one of those architects much concerned with producing buildings that defer visually to their surroundings.
  2. All soldiers are created equal; race and class defer to rank and merit.
  3. It was the successful 1976 Senate campaign of Pennsylvania Congressman John Heinz that gave Garin enough of a bug for politics that he decided to defer going to law school.

News

  1. FASB Defers Employee Benefit Plan Disclosure Requirement

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board voted Wednesday to indefinitely defer certain disclosures about investments held by a nonpublic employee benefit plan in its plan sponsor's own nonpublic equity securities.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Accounting Today

  2. FASB Indefinitely Defers Certain Disclosures for Nonpublic Employee Benefit Plans

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board today voted to indefinitely defer certain disclosures about investments held by a nonpublic employee benefit plan in its plan sponsor’s own nonpublic equity securities.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Chattanooga City Council votes to defer approval of fire hall in East Lake

    The Chattanooga City Council voted 9-0 tonight to defer for a week approving almost $1.5 million to build a new fire hall in East Lake.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Quotes

  1. "If we confront this crisis without also confronting the deficits that helped cause it we risk sinking into another crisis down the road," Obama warned. "We cannot simply spend as we please and defer the consequences to the next budget, the...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "In an ongoing operation, you've got to defer to the commander in chief," said Warner, R-Va.
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: John Warner Source: FOXNews

  3. "I always defer," Venus said. "She picks first. It makes me happy."
    on Jul 4, 2009 By: Venus Williams Source: New York Daily News

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