delay sth until a later time
"let's postpone the exam"
"The government bowed to the military pressure"
Hope deferred maketh the heart sicke.
出自：Bible (AV): Proverbs
Neither did he long defer to put those Jews to death.
出自： J. Ussher
Her first proposal would have to be deferred to a more propitious time.
出自： J. London
He made up his mind to defer the more exacting examinations until another time.
出自： A. J. Cronin
Everybody must defer She, and she alone, must decide.
出自： V. Sackville
He deferred to his brother's opinion.
出自： S. Bellow
Youth is expected to defer to old age.
They deferred to the old man's advice.
They wouldn't defer to my opinion.
I defer to your greater knowledge of the matter.
I defer to your greater knowledge and experience in such things.
They had deferred to the great English house on every possible occasion.
他们对那家英格兰商行总是尽可能唯命是从。 defer to wh-clause
We will defer to whatever the committee decides.
我们遵从委员会作出的任何决定。 defer sth to sb
We defer matters of this kind to him.