Synonyms for deferring
- hold up
- set aside
- give rain check
- hang fire
- lay over
- put on back burner
- put on hold
- put on ice
Antonyms for deferring
- carry out
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFERRING
I admire him—you'd have to see him in the hospital, with every one deferring to him and all that, to understand.
The reason of idleness and of crime is the deferring of our hopes.
By the twist of his mouth I saw that he was only deferring a smile.
He put it in his pocket with the eagerness of one who sharpens a pleasure by deferring it.
Doctor Bana had been only deferring the uncloaking of "Robert Shurtleff."
Deferring the business matters, he invited the company to dinner.
These were the reasons for deferring a battle from yesterday to this day.
Britt got into the way of asking Vaniman's advice and of deferring to it when it had been given.
Or does it not rather consist in the necessity of deferring to him as such?
All that they can do to save themselves is only deferring the hour of their downfall.