The Romney campaign wooed those voters by deferring to some of their emotions.
But in reality, companies just leave their profits in overseas tax havens, deferring taxes indefinitely.
It makes a concise public argument for deferring deficit reduction until durable growth resumes.
"to delay," late 14c., differren, deferren, from Old French differer (14c.), from Latin differre "carry apart, scatter, disperse;" also "be different, differ;" also "defer, put off, postpone," (see differ). Etymologically identical with differ; the spelling and pronunciation differentiated from 15c., perhaps partly by association of this word with delay.