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defer (v.1)

"推迟、推掉、推迟",14世纪晚期, differrendeferren ,来自古法语 diferer (14世纪),直接来自拉丁语 differre "分开进行,散开,分散;"也是"不同,不同;"也是"推迟,推掉,推迟",来自 dis- "远离"的同化形式(见 dis- )+ ferre "承担,携带",来自PIE词根 *bher- (1)"携带"。词源上与 differ 相同;其拼写和发音与 15 世纪有所区别,也许部分原因是这个词与 delay 的关联。相关链接: Deferred; deferring .

Origin and meaning of defer

defer (v.2)

"屈服、提供、渲染",15世纪中叶,"留给别人判断或决定",来自古法语 deferer "屈服、遵守"(14世纪,现代法语 déférer ),来自拉丁语 deferre "带走、转移、授予",来自 de "放下、离开"(见 de- )+ ferre "携带",来自PIE词根 *bher- (1)"携带"。拉丁语动词中也有"指(事)给某人"的意思。相关链接: Deferred; deferring .

Origin and meaning of defer

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Definitions of defer from WordNet

defer (v.)
hold back to a later time;
Synonyms: postpone / prorogue / hold over / put over / table / shelve / set back / remit / put off
defer (v.)
yield to another's wish or opinion;
Synonyms: submit / bow / accede / give in
From wordnet.princeton.edu