An example of postpone is to move an outdoor party to the following weekend due to rain.
- to put off until later; defer; delay
- Gram. to put at or near the end of the sentence: the German verb is postponed
- Rare to subordinate
Origin of postponeClassical Latin postponere ; from post-, post- + ponere, to put: see position
transitive verbpost·poned, post·pon·ing, post·pones
- To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen. See Synonyms at defer1.
- To postpose.
Origin of postponeLatin postpōnere : post-, post- + pōnere, to put; see post2.
(third-person singular simple present postpones, present participle postponing, simple past and past participle postponed)
- To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.