postpone

[pohst-pohn, pohs-]
verb (used with object), postponed, postponing.
1.
to put off to a later time; defer: He has postponed his departure until tomorrow.
2.
to place after in order of importance or estimation; subordinate: to postpone private ambitions to the public welfare.

Origin:
1490–1500; < Latin postpōnere to put after, lay aside, equivalent to post- post- + pōnere to put

postponable, adjective
postponement, noun
postponer, noun
nonpostponable, adjective
nonpostponement, noun
repostpone, verb (used with object), repostponed, repostponing.
self-postponement, noun
unpostponable, adjective
unpostponed, adjective
well-postponed, adjective


1. See defer1.
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postpone (pəʊstˈpəʊn, pəˈspəʊn)
 
vb
1.  to put off or delay until a future time
2.  to put behind in order of importance; defer
 
[C16: from Latin postpōnere to put after, neglect, from post- + ponere to place]
 
post'ponable
 
adj
 
post'ponement
 
n
 
post'poner
 
n

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Word Origin & History

postpone
1500, from L. postponere "put after, neglect, postpone," from post "after" + ponere "put, place" (see position).
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Example sentences
Connivers can postpone foreclosure for years by using the delays built into
  clogged court systems.
He said more unemployed law-school graduates were also seeking to postpone
  repayment of their loans.
In many cases the helpers postpone their own opportunity to mate.
Canceled projects and technological challenges postpone harnessing the power of
  waves and tides.
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