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defer (v.1)

“推迟, 推掉, 推迟”, 14世纪晚期, differren, deferren, 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