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defer /dɪˈfɚ/ verb
defers; deferred; deferring
defer
/dɪˈfɚ/
verb
defers; deferred; deferring
Learner's definition of DEFER
[+ object]
: to choose to do (something) at a later time
see also tax-deferred

defer to

[phrasal verb]
defer to (someone) : to allow (someone else) to decide or choose something
defer to (something) : to agree to follow (someone else's decision, a tradition, etc.)
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