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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postpone
1500, from L. postponere "put after, neglect, postpone," from post "after" + ponere "put, place" (see position).
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Example sentences
The reward arrives immediately while sometimes it seems the bill can be
  indefinitely postponed.
Bad weather had twice postponed the event this week.
Wu postponed ruling on the motion, saying he needed more time to consider it.
It has been highly amusing to watch the date of their release repeatedly
  postponed for the last eight months.
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