|Origin:||différer, from Latin differre 'to delay, be different'. defer to 1400-1500 French déférer, from Late Latin deferre 'to bring down'|
de‧fer past tense and past participle deferred, present participle deferring [transitive]
defer something until/to something
Further discussion on the proposal will be deferred until April.
The committee deferred their decision.
—deferment noun [uncountable and countable]
—deferral noun [uncountable and countable]
defer to somebody/somethingphrasal verb
I will defer to your wishes.