- Postpone is defined as to put off to or place in a later time.
An example of postpone is to move an outdoor party to the following weekend due to rain.
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transitive verb post·poned, post·pon·ing, post·pones
- To delay until a future time; put off. See Synonyms at defer1.
- To place after in importance; subordinate.
Origin: Latin postpōnere : post-, post- + pōnere, to put; see post2.
- post·ponˈa·ble adjective
- post·poneˈment noun
- post·ponˈer noun