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postpone

[pohst-pohn, pohs-] /poʊstˈpoʊn, poʊs-/
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
1490-1500; < Latin postpōnere to put after, lay aside, equivalent to post- post- + pōnere to put
Related forms
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
Synonyms
1. See defer1 .
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Examples for postponing
  • Thus, postponing their baptisms was understood as an act of humility.
British Dictionary definitions for postponing

postpone

/pəʊstˈpəʊn; pəˈspəʊn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put off or delay until a future time
2.
to put behind in order of importance; defer
Derived Forms
postponable, adjective
postponement, noun
postponer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin postpōnere to put after, neglect, from post- + ponere to place
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Word Origin and History for postponing
postpone
1500, from L. postponere "put after, neglect, postpone," from post "after" + ponere "put, place" (see position).
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