US: /dɪˈfɝ/
UK: /dɪfˈɜː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

defer /di'fə:/
  • động từ
    • hoãn, trì hoãn, để chậm lại
      • to defer a payment: hoãn trả tiền
      • defer redpay: (quân sự) phần lương giữ lại đến khi chết hay phục viên
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) hoãn quân địch
    • nội động từ
      • theo, chiều theo, làm theo
        • to defer to someone's wish: làm theo ý muốn của ai
        • to defer to someone's opinion: chiều theo ý kiến của ai

    Advanced English dictionary

    + verb
    (-rr-) to delay sth until a later time: [VN] The department deferred the decision for six months. + She had applied for deferred admission to college. [also V -ing]
    deferment, deferral noun [U, C]
    Phrasal Verbs: defer to sb/sth (formal) to agree to accept what sb has decided or what they think about sb/sth because you respect him or her: We will defer to whatever the committee decides.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    put off, postpone, delay, shelve, lay or put aside, adjourn, US table; Colloq Brit kick into touch:
    The judge has deferred his decision.
    Often, defer to. give in (to), give ground or way (to), yield (to), submit (to), bow (to), capitulate (to), cede (to), accede (to), acquiesce (to); comply (with), agree (to):
    I'll defer to your decision in the matter.

    Collocation dictionary


    further | indefinitely
    The decision has been deferred indefinitely.


    agree to, decide to


    Sentence was deferred for six months.
    | pending
    Diagnosis was deferred pending further assessment.
    | till/until
    We agreed to defer discussion of these issues until the next meeting.

    Concise English dictionary

    +hold back to a later time
    +submit or yield to another's wish or opinion