To defer is defined as to delay something until later or to give into someone else.(verb)
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verb de·ferred, de·fer·ring, de·fers verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English differren, to postpone, differ; see differ.
verb de·ferred, de·fer·ring, de·fers verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English deferen
Origin: , from Old French deferer
Origin: , from Latin dēferre, to carry away, refer to
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + ferre, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
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